VIDEO: Smoking brain damage incentive to kick the habit

A new video highlighting the damage smoking does to the brain should provide an extra incentive for those planning to kick the habit as their new year resolution.

The new stop-smoking campaign, launched by Public Health England, highlights the damage done to smokers’ bodies - not just their lungs.

The Smokefree Health Harms campaign points out that inhaling dangerous chemicals in cigarettes, including arsenic and cyanide, damages major organs and increases the risk of stroke and dementia.

The chemicals move through the heart, the lungs and into the bloodstream, finally damaging cells in the brain.

If you are planning on kicking the habit in the new year and want to be feature in a video diary of how you’re getting on, let us know.