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Webchat: Smoking Just the Facts: Monday 23rd January 4.30pm

Join us for a chat from 4:30pm on Monday 23rd January 2017.

Want to know the truth about whats in a cigarette? Need help on quitting smoking or want advice on how smoking impacts on your health ? Join us online for our webchat on: Smoking Just the Facts on Monday 23rd January 4.30-5pm. Chat to a health professional, ask questions and join in the chat to find out more.

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Chat Health (Nurse - Moderator) / 23 Jan 16:31

Hi this chat is now open about the facts of smoking please feel free to comment.

Chat Health (Nurse - Moderator) / 23 Jan 16:42

Smoking is still the biggest killer
4000 chemicals in one cigarette
sixty of these chemicals can cause cancer, smoking does not just cause lung cancer.
Research has shown that smoking reduces life expectancy by seven to eight years. On average each cigarette shortens your life anywhere from seven to eleven minutes.

Chat Health (Nurse - Moderator) / 23 Jan 16:50

A good incentive to quit smoking is calculate how much you spend every week on cigarettes, then write down what else you would like to spend that money on.
You would be surprised on how much you could save by quitting smoking.

Chat Health (Nurse - Moderator) / 23 Jan 17:01

This chat will be closing shortly.
If you want support and nicotine replacement to help you quit smoking you can contact:
County service Quit Ready phone 0345 646 6666 cost of a local call or Text 'ready' to 66777
City service STOP 0116-4544000
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