The Links Between Smoking and Anxiety
Published at 10 July, 2020.
Smoking and anxiety are inextricably linked, with many smokers believing that cigarettes make them feel calm during high-stress moments. They are also commonly used as an addictive crutch to provide a quick fix for feelings of anxiety and panic.
COVID-19 drives ‘astonishing’ quit rate among young smokers
Published at 25 June, 2020.
Smokers under 30 are more than twice as likely to have stopped smoking because of COVID-19 than those over 50, new research published today shows.
Love Your Lungs Week
Published at 15 June, 2020.
Research strongly shows that amongst all social groups, smokers are the likeliest to get lung disease.
Diabetes Awareness Week
Published at 10 June, 2020.
Though diabetes can affect people from all walks of life and all ages, it is known that smokers are more at risk than most due to smoking consistently causing cases of Type 2 diabetes.
Pride Month - June 2020
Published at 09 June, 2020.
A recent study was undertaken by Public Health England in 2016 and discovered that people within the LGBTQIA+ community are significantly more likely to start smoking earlier and heavier!
Step Up 30 - Bowel Cancer Awareness
Published at 08 June, 2020.
Awareness and funding for bowel cancer is vitally important because it is widely known that every 15 minutes another patient is sadly diagnosed with bowel cancer, well over 42,000 people every year. A mind-boggling 7% of those cases are directly linked to regular, long term and frequent smoking habits, the number of severely affected patients increases depending on how many cigarettes are smoked per day.
World No Tobacco Day 2020
Published at 28 May, 2020.
It is widely known that smoking kills 8 million people a year, meaning it has never been more vitally important to choose life and take back control of your health.
ASH warns that the ban on sale of menthol cigarettes is long overdue.
Published at 20 May, 2020.
ASH warns that the ban on sale of menthol cigarettes is long overdue as 280 children a day take up smoking in England. Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) welcomes the introduction of the ban on child-friendly menthol cigarettes on 20th May as a decisive next step towards ending the tobacco epidemic.