Whether we like it or not, the latest budget has affected people across the board. Alcohol has seen an increase for the first time with 2p added to the price of a pint. The budget is also targeting smokers. The average cost of a 20 pack of premium cigarettes will now cost £10.26 which is a 3.53% increase from £9.91. For someone who smokes 40 cigarettes a day that will cost them £143.64 a week while heavier smokes who smoke 60 cigarettes, it will cost these smokers around £215.46 a week.
Mum-of-one Jackie Forsyth from Port Seaton, East Lothian knew she was on borrowed time.
Her mum Norma died of emphysema at 50 – and Jackie had just celebrated her 44th birthday.
‘My motivation for stopping was a few things, health being the main one. My
health is good considering how long I’ve smoked for but suddenly in my 40’s I realised I wasn’t invincible and that I wanted to see my son Ethan who is 14, grow up,’ explains Jackie who works as a receptionist in Edinburgh.
No Smoking Day is on March 8th 2017, so feel like a winner and stop smoking the Anne Penman Way. Millions of smokers try to stop smoking on No Smoking Day, will this be the day you say good bye to smoking forever? Here at Anne Penman, we’ve created a 12-step method to help you stop smoking on March 8th.
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We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again; vaping is not a safe alternative to cigarette smoking. Yet e-cigarettes continue to be marketed (very cleverly, admittedly) as a safe alternative to conventional cigarettes, despite the various studies that continue to be released which prove the dangers of this so-called ‘harmless’ habit.
A new report from the World Health Organisation has suggested that the number of people who die from smoking ever year is set to climb to an astonishing 8 million by 2030. The current number is 6 million annually, which is still a shocking figure. But to think that this could climb even further is very alarming, and should be the wake-up call for smokers who are still struggling to quit.
Not only that, the study has also suggested that the global economy is losing £820 billion annually due to the impact that smoking has on productivity and health. Those that argue that smoking is good for the economy are very wrong, as statistics show that global revenues generated from tobacco taxes only reached £221 billion in 2013/14, nowhere near enough to cover the large cost of smoking. Continue reading
The latest statistics in The Times today are horrendous.
Official figures show heart disease caused by smoking cigarettes kills 45 people in Britain every day. Smoking also increases the risk of heart disease by a quarter and doubles the chance of a heart attack and stroke, killing 16,500 people each year.
Christmas is almost upon us, which means that New Year is right round the corner too. It’s the time of year when many of us decide to make some important lifestyle changes, usually starting with our health. Popular resolutions include ditching cigarettes, losing weight or trying to lead a more relaxed life. For many of the clients that we work with, they’re working towards overcoming all 3.