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Illegal tobacco

Support to quit smoking

We are making a stand against illegal tobacco because it gets kids hooked on a lethal addiction which is causing too much misery, disease and death in our communities.

But all tobacco kills, regardless of how and where you buy it. That’s because all tobacco, legal and illegal, contains a cocktail of toxic chemicals that will kill up to two in three long term smokers.

Stopping smoking is one of the best things you’ll ever do for your health to reduce the risk of diseases like heart attack, stroke, COPD and cancer. When you stop, you give your lungs and body the chance to repair and you’ll be able to breathe easier. There are lots of other benefits too – and they start almost immediately.

Your body starts to repair itself from the moment you stop smoking, whatever age you are.

There are so many benefits. Quitting smoking will save you serious money and reduce your stress and anxiety.  Getting support and using quitting aids can make your quit attempt less stressful.

Many people try to quit smoking with willpower alone, but it’s much easier with the right help. There are lots of support options available. Try a combination that works for you, from quitting aids to stop smoking services.

Vaping is far less harmful than smoking cigarettes and can help you to quit smoking.

By quitting or switching you can also save thousands of pounds!

We’ve got advice, tips and free tools to stop smoking and details of local stop smoking support here in the North East over on our FreshQuit website – visit

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