Stop Smoking

The biggest cause of heart and lung disease is cigarette smoking.
Dartford has a high rate of lung disease, poor health and respiratory problems as a result of smoking.

Click the Quit logo to access the NHS Smokefree website with useful advice and tools to help you quit.

Looking to Quit Smoking?

Learn about the dangers of second hand smoke, and how to protect your family and yourself.
Click the poster for a leaflet in  PDF format.


Benefits of going Smokefree

Going smokefree isn't easy, but when you see the drastic improvements to your life and health, you'll want to start as quickly as you can. The following will happen automatically:

  • Reduce your risk of developing illness, disability or death caused by cancer, heart or lung disease
  • Reduce your risk of gangrene or amputation caused by circulatory problems
  • Protect the health of those around you by not exposing them to secondhand smoke
  • Reduce the chances of your children suffering from asthma or glue ear
  • Improve your fertility levels and your chance of a healthy pregnancy and baby
  • Improve your breathing and general fitness
  • Enjoy the taste of food more

How will my lifestyle improve?

  • You will save money - click here to find out how much!
  • The appearance of your skin and teeth will improve.
  • You will feel more confident in social situations and won't worry about the secondhand smoke you create
  • Your home (and you!) will smell fresh and you will no longer be staining your walls with nicotine.

Health Trainers
Health trainers help people to develop healthier behaviour and lifestyles in their own local communities. They offer practical support to individuals to help change their behaviour to achieve their own choices and goals.  Sarah Surry, the Health Trainer is based at the Healthy Living Centre on Tuesdays and Fridays between 10am-1pm in the foyer and can give help, support and advice on ways to cut down on smoking.

Smoking Support Links
NHS Choices
Stop Smoking Support

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