We work alongside the Smoking Cessation Services and other health professionals to promote smoking cessation by actively working with parents wanting to give up smoking.
The Benefits of quitting are
The quitting time line
- After 20 minutes your blood pressure and pulse return to normal
- After 24 hours your lungs start to clear
- After two days your body is nicotine-free and your sense of smell improve
- After three days you and breathe more easily, and your energy increases
- After 12 weeks, your circulation improves
- After three to nine months coughs, wheezing and breathing improves
- After one year your heart attach risk is half that of a smoker
- After 10 years your lung risk is half that of a smoker
Some Health Benefits of Quitting
- You will reduce your risk of developing illness, disability or death caused by cancer, heart or lung disease.
- You will protect the health of those around you by not exposing them to secondhand smoke.
- You will improve your breathing and general fitness
- You will enjoy the taste of food more
Water or Shisha Pipe Smoking and Chewing Tobacco
Chewing paan can be as dangerous as smoking tobacco. Smoke from a water pipe contains many toxins known to cause serious disease – heart disease, respiratory disease, lung cancer, and problems in pregnancy.
Chronic breathing problems like bronchitis occur at a younger age among shisha smokers then among cigarette smokers.
Similarly, Betel nut itself can cause cancer, so chewing betel quid can cause mouth cancer even if no tobacco is added. Betel nut is addictive, just the same as tobacco.
Call the NHS Walsall Stop Smoking Service on 01922 444044 or Sure Start Palfrey Children’s Centre on 01922 642382 or Chuckery and Paddock Children’s Centre on 01922 644005 for more information.