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                    Top Ten Tips For Quitting Smoking:

 

                             Top 10 Smoking Myths:

 

                           Top 10 Reasons to Quit:

 

Ask The Experts

Roisin Thursan, Smoking Cessation Officer and Michelle McGettigan, Helath Promotion Officer, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin 9

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For more information you can contact the National Smokers Quitline (1850 201 203) or view websites such as www.quit.ie or www.cancer.ie. There is also smoking cessation support available on www.facebook.com/HSEquit.

 

Useful Numbers:

National Smoker's Quitline: For help quitting smoking, call the National Smoker's Quitline on Callsave 1850-201-203.

Quit.ie: For help, information and advice on quitting smoking, visit www.quit.ie or www.cancer.ie

Get Ireland Active: For information on getting active and managing your weight, visit www.getirelandactive.ie

What is Alpha-1 Antitrypsin?
Alpha-1 antitrypsin is a vital protein produced by the liver to protect the lungs. It provides protection from the harmful effects of infections and inhaled irritants, particularly tobacco smoke. It can be easily measured by a simple blood test. 
What is Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency?
Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency (Alpha-1) is a genetic condition which, after cystic fibrosis, is the commonest genetic disorder in Ireland. It severely affects more than 15,000 people, with another 250,000 carriers also at risk of lung and liver disease on the island of Ireland. It is a proven genetic risk factor for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
How Do I Get Tested?
The Alpha One Foundation provides free testing for Alpha-1 as part of a national screening programme which is funded by the HSE. For more details ring 01-8093871 or email alpha1@rcsi.ie.