Stopping smoking is the single most important thing you can do to improve your health. You are up to four times more likely to quit if you get help from the NHS stop smoking service. In 2017-18 just over 3,000 smokers used the Service.
Smoking is the biggest preventable cause of death in England. It accounts for more than 80,000 premature deaths each year and around 700 per year in Warwickshire. Tobacco use is one of the most significant causes of health inequalities. Around 14.9% of adults in England, and 12.6% of adults in Warwickshire smoke. In 2017/18, 10.6% of pregnant women in Warwickshire smoked at the time of delivery.
Information and support services
- NHS - Smokefree
- NHS - Health information
- National Centre for Smoking Cessation and Training
- NHS Digital - Statistics on Smoking, England (2017)
- NICE - Smoking: supporting people to stop
- GOV.UK - Smoking and tobacco: applying all our health
- PHE - Smokefree resources
- Action on Smoking and Health (ASH)