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Smoking Quit Rates at Highest Level for 10 Years

Research by Imperial College London, and supported by Cancer Research UK, shows that the rate of people quitting smoking in the UK is at it’s highest for 10 years. This is good news- smoking is the single biggest preventable cause of cancer, and quitting smoking is one of the best things you can do to lower your risk of getting cancer in the future.

The study shows us that 19.8% quit attempts were successful in the first half of 2017, up from an average of 15.7% over the last decade. The study says that this is partly due to the increasing popularity of e-cigarettes, and for the first time, Public Health England and the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) have suggested that the use of e-cigarettes should be encouraged for people trying to quit. You can read the full article from Cancer Research UK here

Smoking causes an estimated 86% of lung cancers, and 19% of all cancers. For more information about lung cancer please click here

Are you thinking about giving up smoking? Every October, the government runs it’s Stoptober campaign, encouraging people to quit and offering support and tools to to do. The campaign states that if you can stop smoking for 28 days, you are five times as likely to quit for good. Find out more about Stoptober here

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