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Stop Smoking

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If you are thinking about stopping smoking there is no better time. In this section you will find information and links to support services.

After all, half of all smokers will die from their habit. Quitting not only has immediate benefits for yourself, but also loved ones who breathe in your second hand smoke.

Smoking and Covid-19

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As smokers frequently put their hands to their mouths, they could face a greater risk of contracting Covid-19.

Evidence also suggests that smokers who contract Covid-19 go on to develop more severe symptoms as smoking affects the immune system and its ability to respond to infections.

But since the outbreak there has been an increase in numbers of smokers trying to quit - an estimated 37,00 smokers in Wales.

More information

Help Me Quit offers telephone and virtual support. Telephone 0800 085 2219 or text HMQ to 80818.

Go to the Help Me Quit website to learn more about your choices for stopping smoking, the physical benefits and to hear success stories.

Go to the Ash Wales website to find out more about smoking and Covid-19.

Go to the Public Health Wales website for detailed advice on quitting smoking.

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We welcome correspondence and telephone calls in Welsh or English. Welsh language correspondence will be replied to in Welsh, and this will not lead to a delay. This page is available in Welsh by clicking ‘Cymraeg’ at the top right of this page.