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Information, Advice and sources of support for young people in Suffolk

Smoking and Vaping

Is it worth stopping?

The short answer is YES! Now is the perfect time to quit.

Reasons to quit smoking or vaping:

  1. Save money – why not put it towards something you really want
  2. You’ll quickly notice you’re breathing easier and feeling better when you stop. The NHS One You website shows what happens when you quit
  3. Enjoy the taste of food more
  4. Have more energy and less stress
  5. Helps save the planet  – tobacco production accounts for nearly 5% of overall deforestation in the developing world!
  6. Reduce litter – cigarette butts and e-cigarettes cause significant litter and damage to marine life. For details see the Keep Britain Tidy website #BinTheButt campaign

Where can I find help to quit?

  • Order a free quit kit – (if you are 18+) through your local pharmacy to help increase your chances of quitting.
  • Get some great tips to help you quit from the NHS website.

You’re more likely to stop smoking with the right support.

In 4 easy steps, the Personal Quit Plan tool from Better Health can help you quickly find the combination that’s right for you. Give up for 28 days, and you’re 5 times more likely to quit smoking for good!

Please note: Feel Good Suffolk are now providing local quit smoking services instead of One Life Suffolk which the tool directs you to.

Vaping and e-cigarettes

Vaping and e-cigarettes were once advertised as a ‘risk free’ alternative to cigarettes but this idea is now changing.

The health effects of vaping and e-cigarettes are less known but…

  • they still contain nicotine which is highly addictive and other chemicals with unknown side effects
  • like cigarettes they can cause as bad breath, ulcers, soreness in some areas and a dry mouth (leading to tooth decay).
  • some illegal vapes contain high levels of chemicals such as lead, nickel and chromium
Vaping and e-cigarettes
The legal vaping age in the UK is 18. You must be 18 years of age to purchase e-cigarettes or e-liquids from any UK vape shop or online store.
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Page updated on February 16th, 2024 at 02:43pm