Support to Stop Smoking

Support to Stop Smoking

We offer a Stop Smoking Service, developed by experts and ex-smokers to provide patients with advice, support and encouragement when they require help to stop smoking.  Studies show that patients are up to four times more likely to quit successfully if they use a combination of stop smoking medicine and specialist help and support.

Many smokers want to quit but aren’t sure of the best way to go about it, our Nurses are able to offer lots of free support and by identifying the correct support required they will provide you with advice and encouragement to boost your chance of quitting.

Quitting is the best thing you'll ever do

Stopping smoking can make a drastic improvement to your lifestyle and health in ways you might not expect. Once you stop smoking, some of the benefits are immediate and some are longer-term.

You will save money - the average smoker has 13 cigarettes a day, which works out as 364 cigarettes a month. That's £141 a month and £1,696 a year that you could be saving by not smoking

Your health will improve

After 20 minutes

Blood pressure and pulse rate return to normal.

After 8 hours

Nicotine and carbon monoxide levels in blood reduce by half and oxygen levels return to normal.

After 48 hours

Carbon monoxide will be eliminated from the body. Lungs start to clear out mucus and other smoking debris.

There is no nicotine in the body. Ability to taste and smell is greatly improved.

After 72 hours

Breathing becomes easier. Bronchial tubes begin to relax and energy levels increase.

After 2-12 weeks

Your circulation improves.

 After 3-9 months

Coughs, wheezing and breathing problems improve as lung function increases by up to 10%.

After 5 years

Risk of heart attacks falls to about half compared with a person who is still smoking.

After 10 years

Risk of lung cancer falls to half that of a smoker. Risk of heart attack falls to the same as someone who has never smoked

There are also real benefits for your family and friends

You will protect the health of those around you by not exposing them to second-hand smoke

You will reduce the chances of your children suffering from bronchitis, pneumonia, asthma attacks, meningitis and ear infections

To book an appointment with one of our specialist Nurses speak with a member of our reception team.  They will happily help you, by booking your first appointment to becoming ‘Smoke Free’.