Smoking is the single biggest preventable cause of premature death in the UK today.
Every year, over 100,000 people die from smoking related causes, killing 1 in every 2 long term users.
An estimated 50,626 Sunderland residents smoke and levels of smoking amongst children are higher than England as a whole.
Stopping smoking can make a positive difference to your health - you could even start feeling the benefits - such as lower blood pressure and clearer lungs - in as little as 24 hours.
And studies show that you're four times more likely to stop smoking if you use NHS stop smoking services.
The Live Life Well Service can help you access stop smoking support in Sunderland.
If you would like further information, you may find the links below useful:
Find out how much smoking costs you, what the risks to yours and your family's health are, and why now is the right time to quit on the NHS website.
Find out more about the risks of smoking, why it's important to stop, and tips on how to quit:
FRESH dedicated programme to tackle smoking in the North East.
NHS Smoke Free offers Quit Kits, face-to-face support, a mobile app, and email and text support.
NHS Choices offers lots of information on how to stop smoking and the benefits you'll enjoy.
ASH is a public health charity focused on eliminating the harm caused by tobacco