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Kicking the habit

You probably already know that smoking is harmful to your health, but many smokers find it difficult to quit. For information on giving up smoking visit the NHS Smokefree website

Benefits of giving up

According to NHS England there are 10 benefits to giving up smoking:

  • being able to breathe more easily
  • increased energy
  • lower stress levels
  • reduction in the risk of serious disease
  • improvement in circulation
  • increased fertility
  • studies suggest you will be three times more appealing to prospective partners thank smokers
  • improved smell and taste
  • younger looking skin
  • whiter teeth and sweeter breath

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If you would like help and support to stop smoking, contact a service near you

If you live in Nottingham City contact New Leaf Stop Smoking Service:

call 0800 561 2121
text new to 80800

The team can provide support along your way to becoming a non-smoker. They also provide stop smoking products to help with cravings and other withdrawal symptoms.


Smokefreelife Nottinghamshire

Call an advisor on 0800 246 5343 or 0115 7722515 or text QUIT to 66777.


Live Life Better Derbyshire

Freephone 0800 0852299 or 01246 515550

Derbyshire County Stop Smoking website or alternatively tel: 0800 085 2299 or 01246 868425.

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Shisha smoking

Shisha (sometimes known as water pipe or hooka)

Shisha is a mixture of tobacco, molasses/sugar and fruit flavourings. It tends to be smoked through a water pipe.

Shisha smoking can be as damaging, addictive and dangerous as cigarettes. Shisha smokers are at risk of the same kinds of diseases as cigarette smokers, including cancer and serious lung disease.

There are many myths associated with Shish. This factsheet will help dispel some of those myths.

For more information about Shisha go to the British Heart Foundation website.


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