You are twice as likely to die from stroke if you smoke. So stopping smoking is one of the most important things you can do to reduce your risk of stroke.
Watch this video from Public Health England about the damage smoking does to your body
Other forms of tobacco
How do I quit?
- the best way to give up
- aids (like nicotine replacement products) or medication that could help you
- getting support, such as support groups that may run in your area.
To find your local Stop Smoking Service call the NHS Smokefree Helpline on 0800 022 4332 or visit www.smokefree.nhs.uk
The NHS helpline for Scotland is Smokeline. Call them on 0800 84 84 84 or visit www.canstopsmoking.com
Find out more
There’s more information about stopping smoking, including tips to help you quit, in our leaflet Smoking and the risk of stroke.