Smoking has emerged as a major health concern at present, with more number of people getting addicted to tobacco. As a consequence of this, a majority of the people are being diagnosed with diseases related to smoking.
Recent figures revealed by Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) have highlighted the increasing problem of smoking and how it affects NHS. Figures suggest that in every hospital, one in 20 beds is occupied by a patient suffering from diseases caused due to smoking.
Further, it has been reported that 1,260 adults aged 35 and above, seriously affected by smoking are admitted to hospitals every day.
During the year, 2011-12, as many as 460,000 people suffering from health problems raised due to smoking were admitted to hospitals in England.
Out of the total, 126,200 were reported to be suffering from respiratory ailments, another 160,000 were diagnosed of lung cancer and 135,400 were informed to be admitted due to circulatory disease.
On the contrary, it was discovered that majority of people after facing such consequences made an attempt to quit the habit and for that they were assisted by NHS Stop Smoking Services. During the year, 2011-12, a rise was administered in the number of people opting to leave the addiction by 4%.
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