The world’s leading organisation for the prevention of smoking and tobacco use, the British Heart Foundation, has published a guide to what to eat, drink and do if you are looking to quit smoking.
The BHF has compiled a list of tips for helping smokers and those who want to quit and they have been released in the hope that the public will take part in a survey.
You can download the guide and take part by answering a series of questions about your health, the health of the people around you and the impact of smoking.
There is also a survey at the end of the guide to get a better idea of the impact the smoking ban has had on people’s lives.
Here are some of the questions asked in the survey.
You are currently abstaining from smoking.
Are you a smoker?
If so, how often do you smoke?
Do you smoke cigarettes?
If you smoke, how many cigarettes do you currently smoke?
What are your thoughts on tobacco?
Are you trying to quit or have you quit before?
If so, which type of tobacco do you prefer?
Have you tried any other quitting aids?
What other people are trying to do to quit?
What advice would you give to people who are trying or who want a nicotine patch or gum?
If you do not have a nicotine patches or gum, what other steps would you take?
What steps would I take if I had a nicotine overdose?
Would you consider smoking, smoking in public, smoking indoors or outside and/or smoking under any circumstances?
If the answers to the questions are negative, how would you advise someone to stop smoking?
A lot of people don’t have the choice to quit, but if they do, how do you know if you have a choice?
Do people have a duty to quit if they are not allowed to smoke?
Is it OK for people to smoke in restaurants, cafes and other places where they have a view of the street?
Is smoking allowed in workplaces where there is a view?
Are smoking and alcohol prohibited?
Is the right to smoke public or private?
What kind of tobacco products should I use if I smoke?
Are there restrictions on where I can smoke in public?
How long do you have to smoke a cigarette in a week?
What is the risk of smoking to people if I use an electronic cigarette?
Is nicotine replacement therapy safe?
What do I do if I do not want to smoke tobacco?
What else should I know about smoking?
The BHF has published this guide as a part of the campaign against smoking.
It is available to read and print.
The BHO also issued a statement saying that: The British Heart Federation has long been a strong voice for people with health problems to quit.
It has been working closely with our partners at the National Health Service and the Health Protection Agency and its partners to support smokers and the people they care about.