smokers urged to quit as Somerset death rate is revealed
deaths in Somerset were caused by smoking during the years 2014-16,
according to new figures released this week by Public Health England.
figures have been revealed here
as Public Health England launches a new TV advert to highlight the
dangers of tar in cigarettes, as Englands 7 million smokers
are urged to make a quit attempt this New Year.
latest campaign shows how poisons from tar in cigarettes enter the
bloodstream, spreading around the body within seconds and causing
damage to major organs.
Miles, service lead at North Somerset council, said: "There
are over 4000 chemicals in tobacco smoke which lead to many types
of cancer, cardiovascular disease and lung diseases such as chronic
obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)."
still kills 100,000 people a year in the UK but the good news is
that help is available. Smokefree North Somerset offers a friendly,
non-judgmental service and offer the most effective way to stop
can take a number of times to quit so if youve tried before
but still smoke, maybe the next quit attempt will be the time you
succeed. Call Smokefree North Somerset on 01275 546744 to find out
are many ways to quit, including free proven support from NHS Smokefree.
People can choose what works best for them: face-to-face help, stop
smoking aids, a quitting app, email, social media, and SMS support.
Find out more at www.nhs.uk/smokefree
Moody, Health & Wellbeing Programme Lead says: "Smoking
is a deadly habit. Last year in the region, 25,244 smokers died
from a smoking related illness in South West and 55,450 were admitted
to hospital with a smoking related illness."
new TV ad shows how every cigarette sends a flood of poisonous chemicals
through the bloodstream in seconds. We are urging every smoker in
the South West to take advantage of the free Smokefree support and
quit for good this New Year."