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How Your Smoke Affects Others

Secondhand Smoke Affects People Around You

Many smokers do not even realize how damaging their secondhand smoke is to the people around them. Risks associated with heart disease and lung cancer increase exponentially. Additionally, the blood becomes much more sticky, which leads to a higher risk blood clots. Blood clots block the flow of blood through the arteries. When blood is not able to reach vital internal organs, deadly results such as stroke, heart attack, angina and complete heart failure occur.

Choosing to go smokefree protects your family and friends.

Since secondhand smoke comes from the tip of a cigarette, much of it has not travelled through the filter. This means that people around you face the full brunt of the harmful effects. It also means that they stand the chance of ingesting larger quantities of arsenic, carbon monoxide and formaldehyde.

Tips To Protect Others

Smoking is a deadly habit, and many people choose not to smoke for this reason. Therefor, if you choose to smoke, it is your duty to make sure that you keep other people around you safe. Never smoke inside your home, as guests will be exposed to it when they pay you a visit. Smoking in your car, even with the window down, does not prevent secondhand smoke from becoming trapped inside your vehicle.

Many Ways To Quit

Once you make a commitment to quit, we’ll help you to choose the right path to a smokefree life. The NHS provides information on an individualized basis. This means that we will assess your own unique situation to help you quit accordingly. Your chances of quitting are increased significantly as a result.

We will work in tandem with your local Stop Smoking Service to plan how to best eliminate smoking from your life. For some people, working one-to-one with a specialist is the best option. Others might find potential benefits of joining a Stop Smoking Group. The key is that you need plenty of moral support, every step of the way.

The Together Programme can issue support at your home. This programme provides free text messages, e-mails, phone calls and mail packs. Nicotine patches and gums are a great alternative to inhaling harmful smoke. However, these products can be quite expensive. We can work with you to help you get a prescription for them.