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Don’t forget!
Using cannabis harms your health. If you would like to talk to someone about drugs,
alcohol, smoking or mental health you can contact
• Smoking cannabis may be more harmful the following:
than smoking tobacco because cannabis
has a higher concentration of the chemical • FRANK – free and confidential advice on
‘nasties’ that cause cancer. drugs 24 hours a day 0800 77 66 00
www.talktofrank.com
• Smoking cannabis with tobacco can get you
hooked on nicotine. • Drinkline – a national alcohol helpline offering
information and advice to those with alcohol
• Smoking anything can give you bronchitis and related problems Tuesday to Thursday
cause cancer, heart problems and strokes. 9am to 11pm and 9am Friday to 11pm Monday
• If you suffer from asthma, smoking 0800 917 8282
cannabis can make it worse. • NHS Smoking Helpline – source of help and
• Regular, heavy use makes it harder to advice on smoking and giving up lines open
learn, concentrate and remember things. daily 7am to 11pm 0800 169 0 169

• Some people feel tired all the time and • QUIT – charity offering advice to help smokers
can't seem to get motivated, and some to stop 9am to 9pm 7 days a week
people have difficulty giving up cannabis 0800 00 22 00 www.stopsmoking@quit.org.uk
even when they want to. • Rethink – for advice about mental health or
• Cannabis can cause a range of mental mental illness opening times 10am to 3pm
health problems, from short-term anxiety Monday to Friday 0845 456 0455
to paranoia, and is associated with www.rethink.org/at-ease
longer-lasting difficulties that may Developed by Mentor UK.
require medical help. www.mentorfoundation.org
• Cannabis doesn't help your mental health Supported by
– that includes schizophrenia. Barnardo’s
British Youth Council
• For men, smoking cannabis regularly can Drug Education Forum
affect sperm count. For women it can stop National Association of Youth and Community Education Officers
ovulation (the producing of eggs). National Children’s Bureau
National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children
• Smoking anything when you’re pregnant National Youth Agency
can harm your baby. QUIT
Rethink
• Cannabis is illegal and if you are under 18 UK Youth
the police will arrest you.
For further copies of this leaflet call
08701 555 455 and quote ref 40191.

Reg. charity No.1072619

CODE: 40191

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