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STOPPING SMOKING

STOPPING SMOKING....cigarette1

Ready to quit the deadly weed?

The benefits are HUGE -

If someone offered you a chance to.....

MASSIVELY reduce your chances of chronic lung disease, heart disease, stroke, lung cancer, stroke, chronic cough, emphysema and dementia.

To AGE more slowly and feel better for longer.

AND

To have more money. 

Wouldn't you grab the chance?

Grab it today, decide to stop smoking!

Please make an appointment with our nurses – we will help as much as we can! We offer support and advice on how best to quit, and can prescribe nicotine replacement or medication such as the newer anti-smoking drug Champix.

Consider phoning the NHS stop smoking line on 0800 022 4332 or have a look at their website - click here: NHS STOP SMOKING

The friendly team of trained NHS advisers can give you information on stop smoking medicines available on prescription, advice on managing your cravings, and can tell you about your FREE Local NHS Stop Smoking Services to help you create a plan to go smoke free. When you have quit,you can call for further advice and encouragement when you need it!

Phone the quit smoking helpline 0800 022 4332 7am - 11pm 7 days a week

Pregnancy Helpline

If you would like specialist advice and support when going smoke free during pregnancy please call0800 169 9 169 between 12pm - 9pm.

NHS Asian tobacco helpline

Choose a helpline below to speak to an adviser in your preferred language. Lines are open every Tuesday 1pm - 9pm.

  • Urdu - 0800 169 0 881
  • Punjabi - 0800 169 0 882
  • Hindi - 0800 169 0 883
  • Gujarati - 0800 169 0 884
  • Bengali - 0800 169 0 885

Free quit smoking support - The Together Programme

If you have a busy lifestyle then the Together Programme may be perfect for you. It means you have the right support at your fingertips,exactly when you need it.

It's totally free. We help you through each stage of the process, so we do it together. You get practical support, encouragement and advice including regular mail packs, emails, supportive text messages and phone calls. And you can choose how you'd like to be contacted. Mail packs, text alerts, emails, phone calls,

TO SIGN UP NOW click here NHS TOGETHER PROGRAMME

See how the Together Programme works

Watch the video to see how the Together Programme helped a real life smoker to go smoke free.

Click here to watch the video

Setting your stop date

Research shows that the more prepared you are, the more likely you are to succeed in going smoke free. The first thing to do is to choose a stress-free day to stop a few weeks from now. This gives you a day to aim for and time to prepare.

Nicotine replacement therapy and other stop smoking medicines

There is a range of different treatments available that can double your chances of going smoke free. In fact, if you use NHS support and a stop smoking medicine to help manage your cravings you are up to four times more likely to be successful!

All of these products included on this page are available on prescription from your doctor,so it doesn't have to cost you a fortune to quit!

You have probably heard about Nicotine Replacement Therapy (or NRT), but do you know about Zyban or Champix? Read this section to find out more.

Is nicotine replacement right for you?

Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) works differently to cigarettes. It does not contain toxic chemicals like tar or carbon monoxide, and does not cause cancer. NRT is suitable for most people, however you should check with your doctor if you are pregnant, have a heart or circulatory condition or if you take regular medication.

There are lots of different products to choose from. The descriptions below will help you to understand your choices and we recommend that you speak to your doctor for further medical advice.

Smoking cessation, with or without medication, can occasionally cause worsening of underlying psychiatric illness (e.g.depression). If you are concerned about this, please consult your Doctor, Nurse or NHS Stop Smoking Advisor.

Nicotine gum
Nicotine gum
When you chew nicotine gum, the nicotine is absorbed through the lining of your mouth.



Nicotine patches
Nicotine patches
Nicotine patches work well for most regular smokers and can be worn round the clock (24 hour patches) or just during the day (16 hour patches).
Microtabs
Microtabs
These are small tablets containing nicotine which dissolve quickly under your tongue.
Lozenges
Lozenges
Lozenges are sucked slowly to release the nicotine and take about 20-30 minutes to dissolve.
Inhalator
Inhalators
Inhalators look like a plastic cigarette. The inhalator releases nicotine vapour which gets absorbed through your mouth and throat. If you miss the 'hand to mouth' aspect of smoking, these may suit you.
Nasal spray
Nicotine nasal spray
The spray delivers a swift and effective dose of nicotine through the lining of your nose.

Other stop smoking medicines that can help

Zyban
(Bupropion Hydrochloride)
Zyban is a treatment which changes the way that your body responds to nicotine. You start taking Zyban 1 to 2 weeks before you quit and treatment usually lasts for a couple of months to help you through the withdrawal cravings. It's only available on prescription and is not available if you are pregnant.
Champix
(Varenicline)


Champix works by reducing your craving for a cigarette and by reducing the effects you feel if you do have a cigarette. You set a date to stop smoking, and start taking tablets 1 or 2 weeks before this date.Treatment normally lasts for 12 weeks. It's only available on prescription and is not available if you are pregnant.

Depressed mood may be a symptom of nicotine withdrawal. Depression, rarely including suicidal ideation (thinking about committing suicide) and suicide attempt, has been reported in people trying to stop smoking. These symptoms have also been reported while attempting to quit smoking with Champix.


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