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Webchat: Smoking Just The Facts: Monday 31st October 4.30-5pm.

Join us for a chat from 4:30pm on Monday 31st October 2016.

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 31st October 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) / 31 Oct 16:33

Hi this webchat is now open. Today topic is on smoking just the facts please feel free to comment and take part.

Chat Health (Nurse) / 31 Oct 16:35

? do you know how many chemicals are in one cigarette ?

Chat Health (Nurse) / 31 Oct 16:44

Did you know 4,000 chemicals in one cigarette some of which include:

Carbon monoxide
Tar
rat poison
embalming fluid

Chat Health (Nurse) / 31 Oct 16:52

7 facts about smoking:
1. Tobacco is a killer
2. Increased chance of dying
3. Smoking 1 cigarette can take 5 minutes off your life
4. Smoking is not only a killer, but a serious cause of illness
5. Smoking affects fertility
6. Bad breath
7. Over 80% of people in the UK don’t smoke

Chat Health (Nurse) / 31 Oct 16:52

7 facts about smoking:
1. Tobacco is a killer
2. Increased chance of dying
3. Smoking 1 cigarette can take 5 minutes off your life
4. Smoking is not only a killer, but a serious cause of illness
5. Smoking affects fertility
6. Bad breath
7. Over 80% of people in the UK don’t smoke

Chat Health (Nurse) / 31 Oct 16:53

There is no healthy way to smoke tobacco. Long-term risks include cancer, heart disease and lung disease, and smoking just a few cigarettes can drain someone’s energy, reduce their fitness and concentration, and give them yellow teeth and bad breath.

Chat Health (Nurse) / 31 Oct 16:57

If you would like support on stopping smoking you can phone 08006226968 for information on services in your area.

Chat Health (Nurse) / 31 Oct 17:00

Thanks for watching the webchat today. This webchat is now closed. Hope you found the information useful.

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Should you need anymore information on this topic, have a look at:

Health for Teens: Smoking section.

Alternatively you could speak to your parent/carer, a trusted adult, member of school staff, your school nurse or doctor.  If there is an emergency then please contact 999 or visit A&E.

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