We all knowing smoking is not good for you! The fact is the younger you start the worse it is.

Smoking tobacco in cigarettes, roll ups, a pipe or in any way at all:

  • Damages the lining of your arteries, leading to a build-up of fatty material. This makes them narrower and harder to get blood through.
  • Reduces the amount of oxygen in your blood.
  • Makes your heart beat faster and raises your blood pressure, thanks to the nicotine inside the cigarettes.
  • Causes your blood to clot more easily.


Smoking Facts

  • Smoking kills someone every 6.5 seconds.
  • Costs the average smoker £28 a week, or £90,000 in a lifetime.
  • Gives you bad breath by drying out your supply of saliva.
  • Turns your fingers and teeth yellow and makes your gums more prone to bleeding.
  • Gives you early wrinkles making you look older.
  • Smoking increases your chances of getting cancer.

E-cigarettes can be a way to help people stop smoking but should not be used by people to begin smoking. E-cigarettes also have their own health warnings and should be avoided as well as regular cigarettes, roll ups, a pipe or any other way of smoking.