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Good News Story

Marion Harris, age 51 from Barking, quit smoking with the help of our Specialist Stop Smoking Team. She shares her experiences below:     How did you find out about the service? I was rushed to the hospital with pneumonia and stayed in the Chest Unit for two and a half weeks. The doctor said to me I would need

Mental health and smoking

Mental health and smoking Bipolar, anxiety, depression, schizophrenia are all examples of mental health conditions. 2 out of every 5 cigarettes in England are smoked by people with mental health conditions. The more you smoke, the more likely you are to feel; anxious, depressed, have suicidal thoughts and you may use more drugs and alcohol. When you

Under 18 and smoking

Under 18 and smoking The nicotine in tobacco causes critical changes in the adolescent brain, which have immediate and long-term implications for health and behaviour. Smoking at a young age can also be associated with panic attacks and anxiety. If you are a young person and smoke then you could be putting yourself at more risk of respiratory

Long term conditions and smoking

Long term conditions and smoking When you have a long term condition and smoke, your organs have to work extra hard to make sure that clean blood and oxygen is pumped around your body. Smoking puts you under significant risk of developing heart disease and other life-threatening illnesses. Smoking can damage every part of your body and

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