You may not realise, but every cigarette that you smoke contains over 4,000 chemicals, including at least 50 that greatly increase your risk of cancer. As well as having a big impact on your health, smokers are at more risk of developing other disease. You are more likely to develop diabetes if you smoke, and if you do develop it, smoking also increases your risk of complications, or even death. People who smoke are also twice as likely to have a heart attack as non-smokers, and more likely to suffer from strokes and blood clots. Smoking is responsible for 1 in every 5 deaths in adults aged over 35 in England, and 50% of all long-term smokers will die prematurely due to a smoking related disease.
Smoking is known to increase the risk of 15 types of cancer, including cancer of the bladder, cervix, colorectum, kidney, liver, lung, ovaries, pancreas and stomach. Quitting or cutting down on smoking can help you look and feel better, and also save you money. Your skin will be brighter and younger looking, your hair, breath, clothes and home will smell better, your blood pressure and pulse return to normal, breathing will be easier, lung efficiency will increase and your risk of developing lung cancer or having a heart attack reduce significantly. Let Manor Pharmacy help with a range of products all designed to help you quit smoking and improve your health, all at low prices and with free delivery. If you need more hints and tips on quitting smoking, then visit our Smoking Help & Advice page where you can read about what you can do to calm cravings and withdrawal symptoms as soon as they strike.