New anti-smoking advert raises awareness of toxic dangers to the brain

A new anti-smoking campaign begins today and offers support, advice and a range of tools for anyone looking to stop smoking.

The new television adverts warn how smoke makes blood “dirty and thick with toxins” which then circulate in the body, increasing the risks of a stroke.

With the strapline – “If you could see the damage, you’d stop”, the adverts are aimed at encouraging smokers to quit.

Smokers are twice as likely to die of stroke as non-smokers.  Around a quarter of all UK adults smoke regularly.

You can read further details here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-25505491