Smoke gets in their eyes ... and lungs

Would you knowingly endanger your baby's health - of course not - so why smoke in front of them? 

Every year more than 17,000 children in the UK are admitted to hospital with illnesses caused by their parents' smoking. Even more children take on the habit, following in the footsteps of their parents and peers.

Smoking’s impact on public health is huge. Smoking is a leading risk factor for many debilitating and, in many cases, potentially fatal health conditions such as: lung cancerheart diseasestroke,  chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

By giving up smoking, you reduce the risk of diseases like pneumonia, bronchitis, asthma and a host of other conditions. What's more, quitting sets a good example - so children are much less likely to smoke themselves. On top of all that, smoking 20 cigarettes a day could be costing you around £3000 every year - just think what you and your family could do with that cash in the bank instead of the tobacco companies' coffers.

Anybody who tries to tell you that giving up smoking is easy, or a pleasant experience, is being very economical with the truth.

But the rewards are well worth the effort - and there is a lot of help available. Why not use this site as a first step on the journey to a healthier life for you and your family?

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