Running time 15 minutes. Copyright: Mark-it TV
Smoking is an addiction. The strength of the addiction is thought to be similar,
or exceeding that seen with drugs of abuse, such as heroin or cocaine.
66% of smokers say they would like to quit but only 0.5% - 3% succeed
in stopping each year because most of them try to stop using will power alone.
Using nicotine replacement therapy can double the chances of quitting.
Smoking is the biggest single cause of ill health and premature death in the UK.
Smoking kills 120,000 people each year in this country.
This DVD examines the dangers of smoking in pregnancy and includes
interviews with young pregnant women who are seeking to quit smoking before
their babies are born.