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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:

  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 butt cause significant damage to marine life. For details see the Keep Britain Tidy website #BinTheButt campaign

Where can I find help to quit?

  • Talk to your school nurse. Text a Suffolk school nurse on 07507 333356. For more details see our ChatHealth page 
  • Order a free quit kit – through your local pharmacy to help increase your chances of quitting.
  • Get some great tips to help you quit from the NHS website.
  • Get support from the OneLife Suffolk Stop Smoking service.

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.

Vaping and e-cigarettes

The health effects of vaping and e-cigarettes are less known but you should be careful as they contain nicotine which is highly addictive.

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 March 20th, 2023 at 09:49am