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No Tobacco Day

NO TOBACCO DAY 31“ May 2013 The member states of the World Health Organization (WHO) created World No Tobacco Day in 1987: A 24-hour period of abstinence from all forms of tobacco consumption! The day is intended to draw global attention to the widespread use of tobacco and to negative health effects, which currently lead to 5.4 million deaths worldwide annually. Smoking! Estimated Costs To The NHS Illness and disease associated with smoking glves rise to costs In the NHS. Direct costs of smoking arise from. GP consultations Prescriptions for drugs Costs related to treating diseases attributable to smoking. £=% Research carried out by Oxford University estimated that smoking cost the NHS in the UK £5.2 billion in 2005/06 0% 100% 5.5% approximately 5.5% of total healthcare costs. It is important to consider that these are costs of treating smoking-related linesses and do not Include costs related to working days lost or soclal security IIl healthpayments for example, nor do they Include any costs related to the efrects of second-hand smoking. 2011/12 GUM O- INHALER BUPROPION SR PATCH - The Net Ingredient Cost of pharmacotheraples used to help people stop smoking was just under £88,200,000 £64,600,000 was spent on the NHS Stop Smoklng Services. The number of hospltal admisslons with a primary diagnosis of diseases that can be caused by smoking is Admissions for resplratory diseases and cancers that can be caused by smoking have shown the largest Individual Increases. Around 5% of admlsslons for all diseases in England among adults aged 35 and over are estimated to be attributable to smoking. A larger percentage of admisslons among men (6%) were attributed to rising among adults. smoking than for women (3%). (between 1996/97 and 2010/11) (2010/11) (2010/11) (A large percentage of) Admissions/Deaths estimated to be attributable to smoking: Chronic airway Cancers of the larynx, oesophagus and upper respiratory sites Chronic obstructive Trachea, lung, and bronchus cancer lung disease obstruction Estimated deaths caused by smoking: (2011) Almost 1 In 5 deaths in England of people over 35 3 In 10 of all deaths from cancers are caused by smoking. Over a third of all A hlgher proportilon of smoking attributed deaths were seen for men (22%) compared to women (14%). deaths from resplratory years of age due to smoking diseases. How soon can you benefit from stopping to smoke? 20 Minutes THE BENEFITS Blood pressure and pulse rate return to normal. OF QUITTING 8 Hours cO = ½ Nicotine and carbon monoxide levels in blood reduce by half, oxygen levels return to normal, 24 Hours Carbon monoxide will be eliminated from the body. Lungs start to clear out mucus and other smoking debris. 48 hours There is no nicotine in the body. Ability to taste and smell is greatly improved. 72 hours Breathing becomes easier. Bronchial tubes begin to relax and energy levels increase. 2- 12 Weeks Your circulation improves. 3-9 Months Coughs, wheezing and breathing problems improve as lung function increases by up to 10%. 5 Years = ½ Risk of heart attacks falls to about half compared to a person who is still smoking. 10 Years = ½ Risk of lung cancer falls to half that of a smoker. Risk of heart attack falls to the same as someone who has never smoked. THE COSTS OF SMOKING 20 PER DAY (based on cigarettes costing £6 for a pack of 20) 10 Years = £10,950 You would have saved over two years' mortgage repayments. 5 Years = £10,950 You would have saved just over one year's average UK mortgage repayments. 1 Year = £2,190 If you've saved it all, you'd have a nest egg equivalent worth more than one month's average pay in the UK. 6 Months = £1,095 After six months, the money you would have saved could be turned into a round-the-world ticket or a luxury cruise. 1 Month = £183 If you stopped smoking, after a month you could afford to take a special weekend break or buy an IPod. SOURCES NHS Smoking Report 2012 LifeQuoteo4U Life Insurance Made Simple

No Tobacco Day

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It is estimated that 5.4million deaths a year across the globe are attributed to tobacco and its use. No Tobacco Day encourages smokers to abstain from all forms of tobacco for 24 hours, long enough ...


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