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Smoking is the biggest cause of preventable deaths in England and it's responsible for more than 80,000 deaths each year.

Smoking leads to a wide range of health problems including cancer, coronary heart disease, heart attack, stroke, brittle bones, impotence and fertility problems.

In addition one in two smokers will die from a smoking-related disease.

Find out more about the risks of smoking for you, and your family at NHS Smokefree.

Save money

Smoking is expensive and you might be surprised at how it all adds up.

On average if you quit you will save around £128 each month, based on today's prices - that adds up to more than £1,500 a year.

Just think, what else could you spend the money on?

You can use the NHS quit cost calculator to find out how much money you can save if you stop smoking.

For your family

Stopping smoking is the best way to protect your family from the dangerous effects of second-hand smoke.

Over 80% of second-hand smoke is invisible and odourless and it contains over 4,000 chemicals.

People who breathe in second-hand smoke are at risk of the same diseases as smokers, including cancers and heart disease.

Breathing in second-hand smoke is especially harmful for children. Children who breathe in second-hand smoke have an increased risk of health problems including:

  • serious breathing conditions such as bronchitis and pneumonia
  • cot death (sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)) - this is twice as likely in babies whose mothers smoke
  • meningitis
  • developing asthma
  • coughs and colds

Dementia risk reduction

Experts agree that a healthy lifestyle can help reduce your risk of developing dementia and one of the ways to reduce your risk of dementia is by stopping smoking.

For more information visit the NHS Dementia guide online

For information on Dementia support in Derbyshire visit Dementia Derbyshire

You can also take the Think Brain Health Quiz to learn more about your brain and the steps you can take to protect it.

Help me to quit

Call Live Life Better Derbyshire on Freephone 0800 0852299.