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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?

There are approximately 152,000 strokes in the UK every year. That is more than one every five minutes.

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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