Smok­ing facts

The Irish Times - Tuesday - Health - - Smoking -

Twenty three per cent of the Ir­ish pop­u­la­tion smoke (ap­prox. 807,000 peo­ple); and about 19 per cent smoke ev­ery day.

Com­pared with non-smok­ers, smok­ers ex­pe­ri­ence a three-fold in­crease in the rate of death from any cause, on av­er­age lose at least 10 years of life ex­pectancy due to smok­ing and die from smok­ing re­lated dis­ease in 1-in-2 cases.

Any­one who wants to quit needs a sup­port­ive en­vi­ron­ment, sup­port from health pro­fes­sion­als, fam­ily and phar­ma­co­log­i­cal aids and per­sonal cop­ing strate­gies.

It’s never too late to quit. - 1800 201 203­bacco/wntd/en/

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