SmokesNOJoke

Welcome to the parents section of "smoke's no joke". We aim to arm you with all the information you need to tackle family smoking issues.

Welcome to Smoke's No Joke for parents


Here's information and advice to help you prepare your child to make an informed choice about smoking, including support to quit.


There's an essential guide on how to talk to your child including a video and information on what you're up against when it comes to peer pressure. The Q&A section deals with parental concerns and the information sections will get you really clued up on all the issues (in fact, this is the same information your child's teacher has access to).


Most people in the UK don't smoke and you play a big part in the choice your child makes.

Health issues

Health issues

Cigarettes kill people, 81,600 people died during 2009 as a result of smoking in England alone. But smokers already know that smoking can kill them, it's one of the many over-quoted facts...

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What's in a cigarette

What's in a cigarette

A paper tube with chopped up tobacco leaf inside and a filter for the nasty stuff. Cigarettes look deceptively simple and harmless. This is one of the reasons why it's so difficult...

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Quit Smoking

Quit Smoking

It's never too late to quit smoking. Once you get over the age of 35, every year you continue to smoke costs you 3 months of life expectancy. 70% of smokers say they want to quit smoking...

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Second-hand smoke

Second-hand smoke

Even if you don't smoke, your health can still be seriously affected by smoking, particularly if you live with other people who do smoke. Breathing other people's smoke is known as passive...

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The Ageing Effects of Smoking

The Ageing Effects of Smoking

Graphic images showing how smoking effects the ageing process in both men and women. The images have been aged from a starting age of approx 8-10 years old to an age of approximately 60-70 years of age...

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Ready To Stop Smoking
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