SMOKING will kill one in two long term smokers in Craven, a campaign has stated.

Dr Katherine Hickman, respiratory lead for NHS Bradford and Craven CCGs, said: “Smoking tobacco is much more harmful than most people think.

“It might be tempting to say: ‘this won’t happen to me’ but a one in two chance is odds that nobody would want.

Bradford Council and NHS health partners from across the area are backing The Don’t Be the One campaign from the West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership and Breathe 2025.

Visit, or call 01609 797272 for the North Yorkshire stop smoking service or contact your GP or pharmacy.