The effects of smoking on health
There are 7.4 million adult cigarette smokers in the United Kingdom. Smoking accounts for approximately 96,000 deaths a year in the United Kingdom and about half of all life-long smokers will die prematurely.
The following conditions are associated with smoking:
- Heart/Blood vessels – Heart disease, heart attacks, stroke and damage to blood vessels
- Lungs – Wheezing, asthma, COPD and lung cancer
- Brain – Stroke
- Skin – Premature ageing
- Bones – Osteoporosis
- Stomach – Stomach cancer, stomach ulcers
- Kidneys – Cancer
- Mouth and throat – cancer of the lips, tongue, throat, larynx
The following information was taken from the London Royal Free London Smoking information visit here stop-smoking-service
After stopping smoking
Your health will begin to improve after just 20 minutes, and you will soon start to notice the benefits of quitting.