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Webchat: Smoking Support 10.07.17 4:30-5pm

Join us for a chat from 4:30pm on Monday 10th July 2017.

Would you like to stop smoking or support a friend or family member to stop?  Do you have a question you would like answered, then join us online on Monday 10th July at 4.30-5pm where you can chat about smoking, facts and fiction and get health advice and information.

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Chat Health (Nurse - Moderator) / 10 Jul 16:25

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Smoking rate in UK falls to second-lowest in Europe

Chat Health (Nurse - Moderator) / 10 Jul 16:38

Here are some true and false facts about smoking.............

Chat Health (Nurse - Moderator) / 10 Jul 16:44

TRUE...........
Nicotine is a highly addictive drug, and has been shown to have effects on the brain similar to drugs such as heroin and cocaine.

More than 1500 children under 16 are injured in house fires in the UK each year

It is the ten year anniversary for the smoking ban in public places i.e. pubs bars restaurants ect ect ect.

Chat Health (Nurse - Moderator) / 10 Jul 16:49

False.....................................

Counterfeit (fake) cigarettes are cheaper than real cigarettes because they are made abroad

If you buy cigarettes underage, then you could go to prison

Smoking relieves stress

Chat Health (Nurse - Moderator) / 10 Jul 16:49

False.....................................

Counterfeit (fake) cigarettes are cheaper than real cigarettes because they are made abroad

If you buy cigarettes underage, then you could go to prison

Smoking relieves stress

Chat Health (Nurse - Moderator) / 10 Jul 16:57

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Top reasons to stay Smoke free
1. Live longer
2. Keep your looks
3. Cash not ash
4. Don’t get nasty diseases
5. Sty fit and active
6. Nicer to know
7. Don’t pollute the air
8. Don’t be an addict
9. Save the environment
10. Don’t be a tobacco industry pawn.

Chat Health (Nurse - Moderator) / 10 Jul 17:00

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

http://www.healthforteens.co.uk or:

http://www.nhs.uk/livewell/smoking

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

You can text your Public Health Nurse through the ChatHealth messaging service which runs Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm.  If you go to school in Leicester City please text 07520 615386, if you go to school in Leicestershire County or Rutland then please text 07520 615387.

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