logo Burngreave Messenger Issue 29 March 2003.





Smoking kills 120,000 people a year in the UK, most die prematurely, losing on average eight years of life.

17,000 under-5s are admitted to hospital each year in the UK with illnesses caused by their parents' smoking and 120,000 British men are impotent because of smoking.

Around a million smokers will try to stop smoking on No Smoking Day 2003 and if you'd like to join them there is free support available locally. For details ring 0800 068 4490.

No Smoking Day, 12 March 2003.

Top ten tips for giving up

  1. Set a date to stop and stick to it.
  2. Write down all the reasons to stop.
  3. Keep a diary for a day or two, noting when and where you smoke.
  4. Get help from family and friends and keep a helpline number.
  5. Do it with others.
  6. Ease the withdrawal symptoms, speak to your GP or pharmacist.
  7. Prepare to stop smoking, plan treats and how to deal with 'smoky' situations in your diary.
  8. Take it one day at a time.
  9. Break the links that create the habit.
  10. Once stopped, stay stopped. Remember 'just one' will lead to another.

N.H.S. Smoking Helpline: 0800 169 0 169. Don't give up giving up.Quitline
0800 00 22 00

Local support
0800 068 4490