1Jun
1Jun

“280 Children Start Smoking Each Day” – World No Tobacco Day

  The following article was written by ASH for World No Tobacco Day 2020 (31st May). Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) is a health charity working to eliminate the harm caused by tobacco use. For more information see: www.ash.org.uk/about-ash.   If you or a young person you know would like support to stop smoking, […]

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22May
22May

Voke

What is it? The Voke is a plastic tube that is refilled with nicotine by pressing it against the bottom of the box which contains a cannister.  It has no heat, no battery and No vapour when exhaled. 1 box contains around 20 x 0.45mg charges. It is not an electronic cigarette; it is a […]

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20May
20May

Ban on menthol cigarettes across the UK from 20th May

Menthol cigarettes are banned from Wednesday 20th May, as new anti-smoking laws come into force. Flavoured cigarettes are now illegal across the UK, along with ‘skinny’ cigarettes and flavoured, menthol rolling tobacco. It also includes capsule, click on, click and roll, crushball or dual menthol cigarettes. Despite the long-term decline in child smoking, in England […]

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14May
14May

Risk of exposure to second-hand smoke increases during lockdown

With most people at home and schools closed, new evidence suggests that lockdown is leading to more frequent exposure to second-hand smoke, particularly amongst children. Warnings come from Action on Smoking and Health (ASH), British Lung Foundation, Fresh and Breathe 2025, with evidence from the YouGov COVID tracker. Children whose family smoke are at increased […]

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31Mar
31Mar

There has never been a better time…

During these difficult times, most of us are finding that health is at the forefront of our minds. It can be easy in times of stress to fall back onto old habits, but now more than ever is the time to make a change. Quitting smoking is the best thing you can do for your […]

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17Mar
17Mar

Smoking and COVID-19

The Chief Medical Officer has highlighted that smokers are more susceptible to respiratory infections making it more important than ever to think about quitting. Smoking harms the immune system, reducing the bodies’ natural protection against infections, like Coronavirus. Smokers are therefore at greater risk of: getting acute respiratory infections the infection lasting longer the infection […]

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2Mar
2Mar

National No Smoking Day 2020 – 11th March

No Smoking Day kicks off this year on Wednesday 11th March, with thousands of people across the country teaming up to tackle quitting together. Make this your year to kick the habit! Quitting smoking is the best thing you can do for your health. Even if you’ve smoked for years, quitting will still reduce your […]

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17Jan
17Jan

How to Stay Motivated

I’m sure we have all said it before, those famous words “new year, new me”. You start January full of motivation and excitement for the new year ahead, then you find yourself mid-January creeping back into old habits and before you know it that motivation is a distant memory. The same can be said for […]

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4Dec
4Dec

Tips for a Smokefree Christmas

It’s the month of December and our attentions turn to Christmas. With presents to wrap, cards to write, food to buy and parties to go to, quitting smoking is probably the last thing on your mind.  We want you to relax and enjoy the festive season without worrying, so we have put together some helpful […]

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