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Stopping smoking advice

Health Advice - Quitting Smoking

It is never too late to stop smoking.

  • Smoking kills over 100,000 people per year in the United Kingdom.
  • Smokers are more likely to get ill and die earlier than non-smokers.
  • Nicotine is ten times more addictive than heroin.


The Smoking Cessation Group has a number of tips to help you stop:

  • Plan your attempt to quit smoking
  • Pick a date and keep to it
  • Support from family and friends is vital
  • Reward yourself with 'treats' from the money you save
  • Always take one day at a time
  • Be positive

Your Doctor will be able to advise you about Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT). NRT increases your chances of quitting successfully. The products are available on prescription.

Support

Call the NHS Smoking Helpline 0800 169 0169

Visit the NHS section on quitting smoking for further help and advice.

Good Luck! Remember its never too late to give up.