In this film Maryam Imran, Dental Officer at Bradford Community Dental Service, talks about the benefits of quitting smoking for your oral health. One of the main benefits is the impact smoking has on your gums. Smoking is also one of the main risk factors in developing gum disease, if you quit smoking your risk decreases.
Maryam says that quitting smoking decreases your risk of developing oral cancer by 35% within the first four years and 80% within 20 years.
Smoking is the leading cause of preventable death globally and quitting is the single best thing a smoker can do to improve their health, reducing the risks of heart attack, stroke, coronary heart disease and cancer. Smokers know it isn’t easy, but with help from our free service, even if you have tried before, this time you CAN quit, and we CAN help!
If you’re ready to start your own quit journey, you’re three times more likely to quit using the Living Well stop smoking service.
At your first appointment a specially trained Living Well stop smoking advisor will discuss everything with you and create a tailored, personal quit plan that works for you. They will help you decide the best way to combat nicotine cravings and can also prescribe Nicotine Replacement Therapies (NRT). The service is completely free of charge, you will only pay for prescribed NRT treatments if you usually pay for your prescriptions.
To find help and advice to quit smoking contact the Living Well stop smoking service on 01274 437700. Appointments can be made face to face, over the phone and by email, whatever works best for you.
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