Smoking harms

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Public Health England’s new campaign is raising awareness of the harm smoking does to the whole body.  Adverts show a hand-rolled cigarette with rotting flesh instead of tobacco, highlight how smoking has a degenerative effect on the whole body, similar to the effects of rot. 

Smoking still remains the biggest cause of premature death in England, accounting for almost 80,000 deaths a year with half of all long-term smokers dying prematurely from a smoking related disease.

NHS Smokefree helps thousands of people quit smoking every year, visit  www.nhs.uk/smokefree  for free support and resources to help quit.  Further advice and support can be obtained from the Locala Stop Smoking Service or by calling them on 030 3330 986 or 01924 351498.

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