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Smoke Free Homes- Help Stopping Smoking



Smoke Free Homes


Stopping smoking is one of the best things you will ever do for your own health and the health of the people around you.When you stop, you give your lungs the chance to repair and you will be able to breathe easier. There are lots of other benefits too – and they start almost immediately



We all know that quitting smoking improves physical health.


But it's also proven to boost your mental health and wellbeing: it can improve mood and help relieve stress, anxiety and depression.



Smoking, anxiety and mood


Most smokers say they want to stop, but some continue because smoking seems to relieve stress and anxiety.


It's a common belief that smoking helps you relax. But smoking actually increases anxiety and tension.


Smokers are also more likely than non-smokers to develop depression over time.



The risks of passive smoking


Secondhand smoke is a lethal cocktail of more than 4,000 irritants, toxins and cancer-causing substances.


Most secondhand smoke is invisible and odourless, so no matter how careful you think you're being, people around you still breathe in the harmful poisons.


Opening windows and doors or smoking in another room in the house doesn't protect people. Smoke can linger in the air for 2 to 3 hours after you've finished a cigarette, even with a window open. Also, even if you limit smoking to one room, the smoke will spread to the rest of the house where people will inhale it.



Children and passive smoking


Passive smoking is especially harmful for children as they have less well-developed airways, lungs and immune systems.


Children who live in a household where at least 1 person smokes are more likely to develop:



    • asthma

    • chest infections – like pneumonia and bronchitis



    • coughs and colds


Children are particularly vulnerable in the family car where secondhand smoke can reach hazardous levels even with the windows open.


To protect children, a new ban on smoking in cars and other vehicles carrying children was introduced in October 2015. It is now against the law to smoke in a private vehicle if there's a young person under 18 present.


What support is available?


One You Walsall


01922 444 044


Send an email to oneyou.walsall@nhs.net


Visit the One You Walsall website https://www.mytimeactive.co.uk/health/health-services/walsall






Download the free NHS Smokefree app


Download the free NHS Smokefree app to help you quit smoking and start breathing easier.


The app allows you to:



    • track your progress

    • see how much you're saving

    • get daily support


If you can make it to 28 days smoke-free, you're 5 times more likely to quit for good!




 



 
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