At 22 weeks this client was referred to us by her midwife. She had considered quitting for about a year before but the pregnancy swung the decision. She had smoked for 17 years prior to working with OSS. ‘I was recommend the service by the midwife as I am pregnant. I also felt like it
A client who has lung and bone cancer was referred to One Small Step by the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital. Aaron suffers from lung and bone cancer and is currently going through chemo treatment. It was really important for Aaron, to ensure he quit smoking for good – to help improve his health. Aaron
There have been some conflicting studies for and against COVID-19 and smoking. As the virus is so new it takes time to gather information and produce reliable robust evidence-based studies from the limited data available. This can be a very confusing time for smokers. Let’s look at the facts and focus on what we do know.
If you are worried about coronavirus and trying to quit smoking to reduce the risk of complications, we can help you by providing virtual stop-smoking sessions. Dr Nick Hopkinson is a respiratory consultant and, in a video posted on Fresh, says quitting smoking is an important way for individuals to reduce their risk of complications
We’ve all heard of passive smoking, the effects that cigarette smoke has on everyone in the area. But what about pets? All pets are sensitive to nicotine, they have smaller lungs and they nuzzle into the fabrics where the toxins fall and lick the chemicals off their fur whilst grooming. According to the PDSA, almost 80%
Protecting your baby from tobacco smoke is one of the best things you can do to give your child a healthy start in life. Every cigarette contains 4,000 chemicals which can have negative affects during pregnancy and after birth. Smoking negatively affects fertility and ease of conception in both men and women, and can affect
What is the cost Smoking? As we approach national No Smoking Day on the 11th March – we ask just what is the cost of smoking? The cost of smoking to the UK Government is approximately £12.6 billion a year, made up of £1.4 billion spent on social care for smoking related care needs, £2.5 billion
If you’ve tried to quit smoking before but couldn’t find the motivation scientists have just found the ultimate reason. Research in the journal Nature shows that lungs have a “magical” ability to repair some of the damage caused by smoking if you stop smoking completely. It was originally believed that the damage caused by smoking
Protecting your baby from tobacco smoke is one of the best things you can do to give your child a healthy start in life. It can be difficult to stop smoking, but it’s never too late to quit. Every cigarette you smoke contains over 4,000 chemicals, so smoking when you are pregnant harms your unborn baby.
Second-hand smoke contains over 4000 chemicals and anyone that breathes it in is at risk of developing the same diseases as smokers. When people smoke, everyone around them is exposed to harmful second-hand smoke. More than 80% of second-hand smoke is invisible and odourless and even though you can’t see it or smell it, it