As you are probably aware we do have high smoking rates in the city – higher than England average, and the highest number of smoking 15 year olds in England!
You’ll will also be aware that more than 80% of lung cancers are due to smoking. If people are diagnosed early there are more treatment options for people and much better long term health outcomes. At the moment in Brighton& Hove over half those with lung cancer are diagnosed at a late stage.
We need to work across the city to change this! Being aware of signs and symptoms that might be a cause for concern is an important step towards this.
Please share this poster widely and print it out for your display areas.
We have support to help people who are ready to stop smoking in our GP practices and our Healthy Living Pharmacies across the city. Please see and ideally display information alongside the poster https://www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/content/health/stop-smoking
These are some helpful websites;