Smoking: Time to quit south Leeds?

We’re nearing the end of January – how are those New Year resolutions holding up? Seems an age ago now, doesn’t it?

No smoking deviance
Smoking kills (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Well never fear, South Leeds Life is here to give you a bit of a nudge!

Over the coming days we aim to highlight – in conjunction with Leeds Council and NHS Leeds – some of the services to help you stop smoking.

There’s all sorts of stuff happening in south Leeds, from clinics to healthy living sessions and activities, including having a smoke free home. We’ve also got a case study to give you inspiration. We’re not here to preach, just inform and hoepfully point you inn the right direction.

There’s some interesting developments coming soon to south Leeds:

During July / August 2013 a consultation was carried out at Middleton Park, at local venues, events and activities to establish if the local community of Belle Isle and Middleton would be in favour of Middleton Park / playground been smokefree. We’ll keep you informed on the developments of this.

At least half of all lifelong smokers die earlier as a result of smoking. The risk of dying from lung cancer before age 85 is 22.1% for a male smoker and 11.9% for a female current smoker.

The corresponding estimates for lifelong nonsmokers are a 1.1% probability of dying from lung cancer before age 85 for a man of European descent, and a 0.8% probability for a woman.

Smoking one cigarette a day results in a risk of heart disease that is halfway between that of a smoker and a non-smoker.

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