Smoking and passive smoking is one of the major triggers of asthma, at least 75% of people with asthma become wheezy in a smoky room, therefore it is clear that people with asthma must minimise their exposure to smoke.
Making a decision to stop smoking can be one of the best decisions you can make to improve your health. Research indicates that 70% of all smokers want to quit, so you will not be making this journey alone.
Similar to any change in your life, there is a process involved in quitting smoking and you need to set a plan.
The Irish Cancer Society
have developed a useful list of tips and support for those wishing to quit smoking, for more information please click here
If you are considering quitting or wish to help someone close to you quit, there are a number of supports available:
• Contact a smoking cessation officer through your local Health Promotion Department
Call the National Smokers’ QUITline 1800 201 203 - Monday to Friday 10am-7pm and Saturday 10am-1pm.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
, Free Text: QUIT to 50100 or Tweet @HSEQuitTeam
• Talk to your GP, Pharmacist, Dentist or any healthcare professional