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Action on Smoking Health (ASH)

Action on Smoking Health

Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) is a public health charity that works to eliminate the harm caused by tobacco. ASH was established in January 1971 by the Royal College of Physicians. We do not attack smokers or condemn smoking. The organisation is...

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Adrenomyeloneuropathy (AMN)

ALD Life

Adrenomyeloneuropathy (AMN) is caused by mutations in the ABCD1 gene. This gene is also affected in ALD, a serious degenerative disease that mainly affects young boys. AMN most often appears in adult men. Women can also get AMN, but the condition is ...

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Adrenomyeloneuropathy (AMN)

ALD Life

Adrenomyeloneuropathy (AMN) is caused by mutations in the ABCD1 gene. This gene is also affected in ALD, a serious degenerative disease that mainly affects young boys. AMN most often appears in adult men. Women can also get AMN, but the condition is ...

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After a Myocardial Infarction

Patient UK

This leaflet discusses the common advice that applies to most people who have had a myocardial infarction (heart attack). It mainly discusses ways to reduce the risk of having another myocardial infarction (MI) or developing further heart problems.

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Bupropion (Zyban)

Patient UK

If you want to stop smoking, taking bupropion (trade name of Zyban) roughly doubles your chance of success. Bupropion is a medicine that helps smokers to stop smoking.

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Chasing the dragon

DrugWise

Chasing the dragon is a way of smoking heroin. It usually involves placing powdered heroin on foil and heating it from below with a lighter.

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Craving

DrugWise

Craving is usually associated with a craving for cigarettes and drugs such as cocaine or heroin, but can also be a craving for food, a loved one or even a place or ritual. In many instances, a craving for a drug can be enforced by a phys...

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E-cigarettes

DrugWise

Electronic cigarette (e-cigarettes) are devices that enable the user to inhale nicotine. They work by heating and vaporising a solution that contains nicotine, glycerine and sometimes flavourings. Inhaling nicotine from an e-cigarette is referred to ...

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Facts at a glance

Action on Smoking Health

This factsheet covers some of the main statistics you need to know about smoking, with a focus on the UK and in particular: England

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Family

Citizens Advice Bureau

Find out what your rights are if your relationship has broken down, for example whether you can stay in the family home or who the children should live with. You can also find out how to deal with things like making a will, registering a birth or cha...

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Giving up smoking

Macmillan Cancer Support

A booklet looking at the changes you may want to make to your lifestyle after cancer treatment. It explains the benefits of giving up smoking and has practical advice about how to stop smoking and 'stay stopped'.

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Guide to giving up smoking

Fair (Family Advice and Information Resource)

This booklet explains why it is good to stop smoking and gives some ideas on how to give up.

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Guide to giving up smoking

Fair (Family Advice and Information Resource)

This booklet explains why it is good to stop smoking and gives some ideas on how to give up.

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How Smoking Affects the Way You Look

Action on Smoking Health

Tobacco smoking seriously affects internal organs, particularly the heart and lungs, but it also affects a person’s appearance by altering the skin, body weight and shape.

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Illicit Trade in Tobacco

Action on Smoking Health

llicit tobacco reduces the public health impact of tobacco tax rises and increases demand for tobacco products.

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Nicotine or Cotinine test

Lab Tests Online UK

Also Known As: Nicotine & Metabolites (urine, serum or plasma) The test is used to detect the presence of and/or measure the quantity of nicotine or cotinine in blood, urine, saliva, or sometimes hair. To determine whether someone use...

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Reduce the risk

Cancer Research UK

Half of all cancers could be prevented by changes to lifestyle. This leaflet highlights the five key messages for reducing the risk of cancer.

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Secondhand Smoke

Action on Smoking Health

Breathing other people’s smoke is called passive, involuntary or secondhand smoking. Health impacts range from eye irritation, headache, cough and sore throat, to heart disease and lung cancer.

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Secondhand smoke in the home

Action on Smoking Health

Making the home totally smokefree is the only reliable way of reducing exposure to secondhand smoke as partial restrictions are not effective.

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Shisha

British Heart Foundation

The tube ends in a mouthpiece from which the smoker inhales the smoke from the substances being burnt into their lungs. Shisha smoking is traditionally used by people from Middle Eastern or Asian community groups but is becoming increa...

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Smokefree

Department of Health - Smoke Free

NHS website providing advice, techniwues and plans in order to help stop smoking.

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Smokefree Legislation

Action on Smoking Health

This fact sheet provides an overview of the smokefree law together with related information including surveys showing levels of support for smokefree measures.

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Smokefree Norfolk

Smokefree Norfolk

Quitting smoking is no small feat! Our specially trained advisors are here to help you every step of the way

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Smokefree Prisons

Action on Smoking Health

Although many jurisdictions worldwide have implemented smokefree laws in public places, prisons are often exempt. This fact sheet examines the rationale for making prisons smokefree and the impact such polices have had to date.

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Smoking (quitting) - Treatment

the NHS website

If you smoke, giving up is probably the greatest single step you can take to improve your health. Giving up smoking increases your chances of living a longer and healthier life. If you want to quit smoking, initially it is a good idea to see your GP....

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Smoking and Dementia

Action on Smoking Health

People who smoke have a 50 per cent greater chance of developing dementia than those who have never smoked.

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Smoking and Diabetes

Action on Smoking Health

There is a growing body of evidence to suggest that smoking is an independent risk factor for diabetes and that among people with diabetes, smoking aggravates the risk of serious disease and premature death.

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Smoking and Eye Disease

Action on Smoking Health

Smoking can worsen several eye disorders, particularly cataracts and age related macular degeneration (AMD), and may lead to blindness.

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Smoking and Meningococcal Disease

Action on Smoking Health

Exposure to tobacco smoke via both active and passive smoking has been shown to increase the risk of developing meningococcal disease.

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Smoking and Mental Health

Action on Smoking Health

There is a strong association between smoking and mental health conditions. However, people with mental health conditions are generally able to quit smoking if they are given evidenced-based support.

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Smoking and pregnancy

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

This patient information leaflet provides information about the effects of smoking during pregnancy and support available to help you to stop.

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Smoking and Reproduction

Action on Smoking Health

Cigarette smoking can affect fertility in both women and men, sexual function in men, pregnant women’s health, the health of an unborn child, and the health of young children.

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Smoking and Respiratory Disease

Action on Smoking Health

Smoking is the most important factor in the development of respiratory diseases. In England one-third of deaths from respiratory disorders are attributable to cigarette consumption.

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Smoking in Cancer

Action on Smoking Health

Smoking is the single biggest avoidable risk factor for cancer. It is estimated that one in two people born after 1960 in the UK will be diagnosed with some form of cancer during their lifetime and that more than one in four will die from the disease...

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Smoking in cars

Action on Smoking Health

Levels of secondhand smoke in cars can be extremely high due to the restricted space in which the smoke is circulated.

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Smoking Statistics

Action on Smoking Health

This fact sheet includes statistics on tobacco consumption and smoking related illness and death.

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Smoking, the Heart and Circulation

Action on Smoking Health

Cardiovascular disease refers to disorders of the heart and circulatory system. Smoking causes around 25,000 deaths from heart and circulatory disease in the UK each year.

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Stop smoking

British Heart Foundation

People who plan and prepare to stop smoking are much more likely to be successful.  The information, practical tips and questions in this guide will help you understand more about why you smoke and how you can stop smoking for good.

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Stop smoking treatments

the NHS website

If you want to stop smoking, several different treatments are available from shops, pharmacies and on prescription to help you beat your addiction and reduce withdrawal symptoms. The best treatment for you will depend on your personal preference, ...

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Stopping smoking: ASH’s top tips

Action on Smoking Health

ASH’s top tips to help you stop smoking.

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Stopping smoking: the benefits and aids to quitting

Action on Smoking Health

The health benefits of stopping smoking start within hours of putting out the last cigarette. Using a combination of medication and behavioural support can substantially increase the chances of successfully quitting.

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The Economics of Tobacco

Action on Smoking Health

The costs of smoking to the economy include the expense of treating diseases caused by smoking as well as reduced productivity and environmental costs.

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The UK Tobacco Industry

Action on Smoking Health

British American Tobacco and Imperial Tobacco, the world’s second and fourth largest tobacco companies (excluding the Chinese state tobacco monopoly) are based in the UK.

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Tobacco Advertising and Promotion in the UK

Action on Smoking Health

While most forms of tobacco advertising and promotion in the UK are banned, the tobacco industry has continued to promote its products through packaging and “below the line” marketing.

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Tobacco and Ethnic Minorities

Action on Smoking Health

Smoking rates vary considerably between ethnic groups and within groups they vary by gender.

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Tobacco and the Environment

Action on Smoking Health

From growing the tobacco plant to the disposal of butts and packaging, the whole life cycle of a cigarette takes a heavy toll on the environment.

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Tobacco Policy and the European Union

Action on Smoking Health

This fact sheet summarises tobacco control policy formulated by the European Union.

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Use of e-cigarettes among adults in Great Britain, 2018

Action on Smoking Health

This fact sheet reports the results of the ASH Smokefree GB surveys on the use of e-cigarettes among adults in Great Britain. ASH included questions on e-cigarette use in this annual survey starting in 2010 with questions addressed only to smokers.

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Use of electronic cigarettes among young people in Great Britain, 2018

Action on Smoking Health

Regular use of electronic cigarettes among young people in Britain is rare and is confined almost entirely to those who currently smoke or have previously smoked.

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What’s in a cigarette?

Action on Smoking Health

Cigarettes look deceptively simple but in fact they are highly engineered products, designed to deliver a steady dose of nicotine to the smoker.

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You Can Be Smoke Free

Cancer Research UK

This leaflet provides details of the support available if you wish to stop smoking

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