Smoking cessation is one of the most effective ways to prevent respiratory diseases and also one of the most effective treatments for people who have them. This factsheet provides an overview of the harm caused by smoking and the different types of respiratory disease. September 2020.
Breathing other people’s smoke is called passive, involuntary or secondhand smoking. Health impacts range from eye irritation, headache, cough and sore throat, to heart disease and lung cancer. March 2020.
This Research Report examines asthma and smoking: the causes and the consequences.ASH Research Report: Asthma and smoking
Although children’s exposure to secondhand smoke in the UK has fallen, around 4 million people still smoke in the presence of children. Educational campaigns are needed to raise awareness of the harmful effects of secondhand smoke on children.
Download the report here.