People start smoking for many different reasons. Some people start because they're curious, because their mates smoke, or they're bored. Others think it will help them look more attractive, fit in with their friends or that it will help them get through rough times.
No one smokes their first cigarette thinking that they’ll become a smoker but before they know it, they're addicted. Some people can get addicted from as little as one or two cigarettes. And even though smoking is expensive, makes you smell bad, gives you premature wrinkles, stains your teeth and can shorten your life, it's hard to give up.
Giving up can be tough. But it isn't impossible. There are a number of ways to quit, depending on your smoking. If you would like more advice on giving up smoking take our assessment.
Everyone Health Redbridge Stop Smoking team attended the Disability Awareness Day Festival on Christchurch Green, High Street, Wanstead to raise awareness of the new service available to the people of Redbridge.
Now that you're pregnant, quitting smoking has never been more important for both you and your baby. The Redbridge Stop Smoking Service has a team of specialist stop smoking advisors who can help you make the change.