Stopping smoking is the single most beneficial thing you can do to improve your health and now is the perfect time to stop.

Smoking harms nearly every organ of the body and causes many diseases, reduces quality of life and life expectancy and...... stopping smoking is beneficial at any age.

Harming your health

Half of all long-term smokers die from a smoking-related disease. Smoking causes around 90% of lung cancers and is also linked to cancer in other parts of the body, heart disease, lung disease and other serious conditions.

Smokefree Knowsley

Knowsley Stop Smoking Service knows everyone is different and so offers a wide range of local FREE services to suit your lifestyle including one to one, group support, text and online programmes.

Second-hand Smoke

Other people’s tobacco smoke is called ‘second-hand smoke’. Inhaling it is called ’passive smoking’ and carries the same risks to your health as being a smoker yourself. It can increase your risk of lung cancer and heart disease by as much as 25%.

Smoking and pregnancy

Smoking whilst pregnant can cause serious complications ranging from premature delivery to increased risk of miscarriage, stillbirth and sudden infant death. Stopping smoking is the best thing you and your partner can do for your baby.

Benefits of stopping smoking

Stopping smoking is the single most beneficial thing you can do to improve your health. You can expect a longer life, increased energy levels, lower stress, improved fertility, heightened senses of taste and smell, better sex, better oral health and younger healthier looking skin!

Reasons to stop smoking

Everyone has different reasons to stop smoking. If you’re finding it hard to find your reason, click below for some inspiration!


To find your nearest Stop Smoking Service visit the service website, or telephone 0800 3 247 111 FREE or you can email stopsmokingknowsley

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