Quitting will improve your health
Tobacco smoke is made up of thousands of chemicals including carbon monoxide and tar. About 70 of those chemicals are known to cause cancer.
The Australian Government Quitline initiative identifies that smokers are at a higher risk of developing many potentially deadly diseases including:
The introduction of smoke-free sites across the NSW mining industry has been instrumental in reducing the number of workers who smoke tobacco, by almost half.
Statistics from Coal Services medicals in 2015 showed that whilst 27.7% of workers were daily smokers when entering the industry (during pre-employment medical testing), these figures reduced to 17.4% of workers of workers who had worked in the industry for three years or more (results from periodic health surveillance).
Quitting smoking improves your health and reduces your risk of developing smoking related illnesses.
For more information contact the Quitline on 13 78 48.