P481 Teletext 481 Oct11 21:50:11       ——————————————————————————————  BAD NEWS FOR SMOKERS   Stopping smoking substantially  decreases your risk of dying.  The best tips include: choose a date and stick to it tell everyone you are going to stop and get their help put money saved aside towards a treat at the end of week one, week two and so on Keep nibbles like gum in your pocket load the fridge with chopped fruit and veg for snacking smell your clothes and get them cleaned. ——————————————————————————————————3/3—— By Dr Roy Macgregor WHAT'S ON THE BOX TONIGHT? p421 Angling Gardening Mars men Kids
P481 Teletext 481 Oct11 21:51:10       ——————————————————————————————  BAD NEWS FOR SMOKERS   New research published today  has confirmed fears that people  who smoke risk early death. The study followed nearly 8000 men for a period of 15 years. They were aged between 40 and 59 in 1978 when the study started. By this year, 127 non-smokers had died but a staggering 560 lifelong smokers had passed away. It's likely to make life insurance for smokers more costly. ——————————————————————————————————1/3—— By Dr Roy Macgregor ARE YOU FIT FOR ANYTHING? p673 Angling Gardening Mars men Kids
P481 Teletext 481 Oct11 21:50:00       ——————————————————————————————  BAD NEWS FOR SMOKERS   New research shows that the  chances of living to the age of  73 are vastly reduced if you smoke. Non-smokers have a 78% chance of reaching 73 years old but lifelong smokers have only a 42% chance. However, there's good evidence that if you stop smoking your risk of death does improve for every year you stop: with time, you approach the same risk of death as a non-smoker. ——————————————————————————————————2/3—— By Dr Roy Macgregor RECIPE: SWORDFISH KEBABS p486 Angling Gardening Mars men Kids