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New stop-smoking campaign to show chemicals damage

A new stop-smoking campaign has been launched by Public Health England to highlight the damage done to smokers' bodies.

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Highlighting unseen harm of smoking 'helps people quit'

Smokers double the risk of dying from a stroke, researchers have found. The warning comes as public health authorities begin a new campaign highlighting the harms of smoking to the brain.Professor Kevin Fenton, director of health and well-being for Public Health England, said:

More than eight million people smoke in England. With half of long-term smokers dying prematurely from a smoking-related disease, highlighting the unseen damaging effect smoking has on the body's major organs provides a real motivation for people to stop.

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