A CAMPAIGN revealing smoking causes at least 16 types of cancer is being backed by University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust (UHMBT).

Barrow residents are being encouraged to seek support to stop smoking and avoid smoking-related cancers.

The 16 cancers are oral cavity, nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses, pharynx, larynx, oesophagus, lung, stomach, liver, pancreas, kidney, ureter, bladder, ovary, cervix, colorectal (bowel) and myeloid leukaemia.

A spokesperson from the UHMBT said: “The most recent statistics show in South Cumbria and North Lancashire 202,065 adults were smokers in 2017 and in 2016/17 20,117 hospital admissions were attributed to smoking.

“Over the three-year period, between 2015 to 2017, around 9,379 people died as a result of smoking (around 3,126 per year).

"Smoking is an expensive habit and on average, smokers can expect to save £3000 a year by quitting."

Over the three-year period, between 2015 to 2017, there were around 240,000 smoking attributable deaths in England (around 80,000 per year).

Use the NHS quit cost calculator to work out how much money you could save - https://www.nhs.uk/smokefree/why-quit/cost-calculator.