How can I quit smoking?

If you are a smoker, stopping is the single biggest thing you can do to improve your health. Research shows that two thirds of smokers want to quit. With the right support you’re up to four times more likely to quit for good.

Smoking is linked to a range of health problems but the good news is that once you stop smoking, your health improves and your body will begin to recover. By stopping smoking you will improve your health and fitness as well as save money.

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Support

You can get support to stop smoking by calling the Living Well team on 01274 437700.  They offer a free, personal service that helps you to quit using the method that’s right for you including prescribed stop smoking medications.

The team can also help with stopping smoking in pregnancy offering advice and support. They can also give information and advice on stopping other forms of tobacco use like Shisha and Paan.  

Online quit smoking support, links & apps:

ONEYOU Quit Smoking
Stopping smoking is one of the best things you'll ever do for your health. Get started with free expert support, stop smoking aids, tools and practical tips.

NHS Live Well - Quit smoking support
Smoking is bad for your health, but exactly how will stopping make life better? Here are 10 ways your health will improve when you stop smoking.

National Smokefree Website
Quit smoking with your free Personal Quit Plan You're more likely to quit with the right support. Find the combination that's right for you in just 3 easy steps.

Breathe 2025
Ensuring that our children grow up in a place of clean air and bright futures. Together we can inspire a smokefree generation

Illegal Tobacco – Keep It Out
Buying or selling cheap illegal cigarettes and tobacco might not seem like a big deal – but it’s bad news for our community

STOPTOBER
Public Health England National Campaign. Stop smoking for 28 days and you're 5 times more likely to quit for good

Apps downloadable via Apple App store or Google Play:

Smoke Free – App Store
Smoke Free – Google Play

Smoke Tracker – App Store
Smoke Tracker– Google Play

QuitNow! – App Store
QuitNow! – Google Play

List of other smoking apps here (scroll down once page open)


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