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Smoking

Smokers are twice as likely to have a stroke as non-smokers. Stopping, or cutting down, will reduce risk.
Did you know?

Around half of stroke survivors suffer depression in the first year following their stroke.

Smokers are twice as likely to have a stroke as non-smokers. Stopping, or cutting down, will reduce risk.

Here are a few tips:

  • Ask family and friends to support you
  • Stay away from places where you will be offered cigarettes
  • Remember the benefits to you and your family (health, money, and no brown ceilings to paint!)
  • Join a stop smoking group
  • Use self-help books – they can help you plan and keep you motivated
  • Ask your doctor about nicotine replacement on prescription, such as chewing gums, sprays and patches
  • All GPs have a specialist nurse who will provide support and treatment as part of a “Help 2 Quit” programme

NHS Stop Smoking Service – Wigan
Tel: FREE on 0500 STOP NOW – (0500 7867 669) or Tel: 01942 732 470

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