No one needs telling that smoking’s bad for your health (not to mention bank balance) but giving up is another matter. If you’ve tried quitting or always thought it was too difficult then our Stop Smoking service is for you. People who’ve used this service don’t just quit in the short term; studies have shown they are four times more likely to quit for good. That’s because you get support and encouragement from your own stop smoking advisor.
Why you should quit smoking
No matter how long you’ve been smoking, you’ll feel the benefits of giving up almost immediately. Your ability to taste and smell will improve in a matter of days, plus as your lungs clear you’ll find you’re much less likely to get out of breath. If your loved ones are non-smokers, you’ll also improve their lives. No-one will miss having to pop out in the cold or rain for a nicotine fix! And don’t forget the money you’ll be saving, the average smoker spends over £4k every year on smoking. That’s enough for a family holiday to America each year.
How we can help you quit smoking
Giving up smoking isn’t easy, but you won’t be alone. You’ll have 12 weeks of one-to-one sessions with one of our dedicated stop smoking practitioners in community based venues, GP practices or in your home, where required.
We’ll also be able to supply, free of charge, the best nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) products, including chewing gum, nasal sprays and patches to help manage cravings and withdrawal symptoms.
If you’re pregnant and trying to quit smoking we can offer a one to one session or groups at local venues, hospitals and group centres.
Who can quit with us?
- Anyone over 50 who lives in one of 52 Staffordshire wards
- Anyone who is pregnant
- Anyone registered with one of 20 particular Staffordshire GP practices
Where you can get help to quit
Wherever you live in Staffordshire there will be a group session near you at a time to suit you. These include libraries, such as Silverdale Library in Newcastle-under-Lyme, and community centres, such as Curborough Community Centre. Simply pick the most convenient from our list.
If you’re 50 or above, just answer a few online questions about your smoking habits to see if you are eligible.
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You can also make an appointment with an advisor via your GP, pharmacy and other community locations across the county and get telephone support via our dedicated phone line on 0333 005 0095.