Smoking kills 1 in 2

It's a tragic fact that half of all smokers will die from a smoking-related illness, some in their 40s. But it is never too late to quit – for yourself and for your family.

Stopping smoking is the single biggest step you can take to improve your health and reduce your risks of illnesses such as heart disease, cancer and COPD – a group of debilitating respiratory diseases that cause breathing difficulties.

Support to quit in Yorkshire and The Humber

How smoking harms the body

Click on this section and discover the many conditions caused by smoking.

Discover the facts

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Real stories

Watch Breathe 2025

Breathe2025 has a vision to help make smoking history for more of our children in Yorkshire and the Humber. Let’s quit smoking together.

Watch Kevin's story

A dad to two young children, Kevin is facing an uncertain future after being diagnosed with kidney cancer, which has spread to his lungs.

Watch Michelle's story

Michelle Barthram died from lung cancer at the age of 48 - just a year after being diagnosed with the disease.

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