Every year about 78,000 people in England die from smoking.

For every death caused by smoking, around 20 smokers are suffering from a smoking related disease. It is the number one cause of preventable death and illness in the country. About half of all lifelong smokers will die early, losing 10 years of life on average.

The earlier you quit the less life you lose.

Benefits of stopping smoking

Stopping smoking can:

  • help you breathe more easily

  • give you more energy

  • relieve stress and anxiety

  • leave more money for you and your family

  • improve sense of smell and taste

  • improved fertility

  • give younger looking skin

  • give whiter teeth and fresher breath

  • help you live longer.

  • get healthier for the sake of your loved ones

You are four times more likely to quit for good when you get support from a trained stop smoking advisor, compared to going it alone.

There are a number of Pharmacies across North Tyneside that offer stop smoking support, which is FREE, friendly and informal.

A list of current stop smoking service providers can be found here