Smoking affects…
Smoking affects...

Smoking affects your heart health by:

  • reducing the level of HDL (good) cholesterol
  • making cholesterol more sticky and more likely to stick to the inside of artery walls
  • increasing heart rate
  • constricting & damaging arteries
  • reducing available oxygen

Stop smoking

Smoking is the single largest cause of preventable death in our society. About 30% of cancer deaths and 20% of heart disease deaths are directly attributable to smoking.

Smoking FAQs

How soon will I feel the benefits of quitting?

The risk from smoking falls to about a half of that of a smoker in one year, so its never too late to quit!

Where can I get help?

Medical and psychological support is available (including intensive behavioural interventions) from your GP, so don’t be afraid to ask about the smoking cessation clinic, you will be most welcome!

Or contact Smokefree

You can pick up a Quit Kit at your local pharmacy or order one online from the Smokefree website.