Smoking will make your skin wrinkle sooner; give you dull eyes and a poor complexion. Cigarette smoke will make your mouth, hair and clothes smell. Your teeth will be stained and you can suffer gum disease and tooth loss.
Before you feel tempted to try smoking, think about all the effects and it only takes a few cigarettes to get addicted.
When you smoke, it's not just your health that is at risk, but the health of anyone around you who breathes in cigarette smoke including your pets. Breathing in other peoples smoke, (secondhand smoke) is smoke exhaled by you or your friends and also smoke created by the lit end of a cigarette. It contains over 4500 chemicals, 50 of which are known to cause cancer. It is invisible and stays in the air long after you have finished smoking.
School Nurses work in partnership with Quit4Life to reduce the impact of smoking on children, young people and families.
For more information and help with giving up smoking, contact Quit4Life.