In Swindon, around 12% of adults over the age of 18 smoke and over 280 people die each year from smoking related diseases.
Today, we want to remind people that stopping smoking is the single most important thing you can do for your health and to dramatically increase your chances of living longer.
You don't have to wait long for the benefits to start once you stop.
Dr Ruth Sharrock is a lung specialist who sees the heartbreak of smoking in her surgery every day. Listen to her story:
Many people try to quit smoking with willpower alone, but it's much easier to go smoke-free with the right help.
Please visit Quit smoking - Better Heath - NHS (www.nhs.uk) or to access local support, contact the Swindon Stop Smoking Service by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01793 465512.