Shafiq decided to quit smoking because it was affecting his health and he was at an age where if he didn’t do something about it, he might end up having to spend time in hospital.
Since he has quit, he feels brilliant! He can taste food better and he doesn’t get breathless whilst he’s out and about!
Shafiq says the best things about quitting smoking are the improvement in his health and the fact he’s setting a good example for his teenage children, as he would not like them to smoke. He’s also saving a lot of money since quitting as smoking was expensive.
Smoking is the leading cause of preventable death globally and quitting is the single best thing a smoker can do to improve their health, reducing the risks of heart attack, stroke, coronary heart disease and cancer. Smokers know it isn’t easy, but with help from our free service, even if you have tried before, this time you CAN quit, and we CAN help!
If you’re ready to start your own quit journey, you’re three times more likely to quit using the Living Well stop smoking service.
At your first appointment a specially trained Living Well stop smoking advisor will discuss everything with you and create a tailored, personal quit plan that works for you. They will help you decide the best way to combat nicotine cravings and can also prescribe Nicotine Replacement Therapies (NRT). The service is completely free of charge, you will only pay for prescribed NRT treatments if you usually pay for your prescriptions.
To find help and advice to quit smoking contact the Living Well stop smoking service on 01274 437700. Appointments can be made face to face, over the phone and by email, whatever works best for you.
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