ALTHOUGH there has been a huge change in public opinion over smoking in recent years it’s still disappointing to learn that 13 out of every 100 women in Huddersfield continue to smoke while pregnant.
The figure has certainly come down but the dangers of smoking are now very much common knowledge and well-researched.
It just shows the addictive power that cigarettes still hold if women continue to put both their health and the health of their unborn baby at risk.
Since the smoking ban was introduced it’s made the world a healthier place and the message the new law got across is certainly a powerful one by changing the way people think on the issue.
Now you’ll see people standing at their doors or in their gardens while smoking at home, keen to avoid relatives suffering from the effects of passive smoking.
Packets bear the stark message that Smoking Kills yet thousands still just can’t kick the habit.
It’s one that can destroy the health of the person smoking but also causes wider misery.
An early death has a huge impact on their families and loved ones left behind.
There is support to help people stop smoking in Kirklees. Use it.
Stop smoking for your family’s sake, if not your own.