Most of us know that smoking is bad for our health: it damages the lungs and heart, and increases the risk of disease such as cancer. However, it's never too late to stop and by doing so, you'll cut your risk of smoking-related illness.
Stopping smoking will make a huge difference to you and your family’s health and quality of life, but many smokers aren’t sure how to quit. Specialist support, combined with treatment such as nicotine patches, gum or medication can be up to four times more effective than willpower alone.
For more information, speak to your GP, visit SMOKEFREE or call the SMOKEFREE hotline on 0800 0224 332.
The NHS has useful tools to help you quit such as iPhone apps and widgets for your computer.