Stop Smoking: Fact File

Did you know that tobacco use is the single most preventable cause of ill health in the UK? There is clear evidence to show that reducing the prevalence of tobacco use will improve the health and healthy life expectation within the population.

Giving up smoking can seem daunting and many excuses can be made to put off starting. Click on the blocks below to find out more about some of the common misconceptions about quitting smoking, some reasons why you should quit plus lots more information….

MYTHS AND MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT QUITTING SMOKING

WHY QUIT SMOKING?

WITHDRAWAL AND RECOVERY SYMPTOMS

SMOKING AND PREGNANCY

ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES

HEALTH PROFESSIONALS

Our Quitters:

“I’d tried to stop smoking a few times before but going along to the clinic gave me the support I needed and helped to keep me motivated. The Stop Smoking Practitioner gave me all the information I needed about treatments and helped me to set some goals. She also helped me to plan for going on holiday which was a time when I’d gone back smoking in the past. I’ve already recommended the service to my neighbour and a friend at work.”

Sean, 36

“I found having the weekly appointments at the stop smoking clinic really helped keep me on track. It was nice to have someone there to talk to about smoking. I enjoyed having my carbon monoxide reading every week. I could feel my breathing start to improve even a couple of days after I quit but seeing the carbon monoxide reading change to a healthy reading was great!”

Verity, 52

“I’d managed to cut down the cigs by using an e-cig but I really wanted to get off the cigs altogether. The Stop Smoking Practitioner helped me find the right stop smoking treatment to use along with using my e-cig. I’ve been off the cigs for 6 weeks now and feel so much better for it. I’ve even started running and I’ve signed up for a 10k run next year to raise money for charity.”

Jon, 24