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Support to stop smoking

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Want to stop smoking?

There's free, expert personal support available from the Stop Smoking Service, for everyone living in Herefordshire, until March 2021. 

To find out more...

 📱  01432 383567

There are over 11 million ex-smokers in the UK and it's never too late to quit!  Stopping at any age will increase your life expectancy, as long as you stop before you develop cancer or another serious disease.

If you think about the different benefits you will see if you quit smoking, it can be a brilliant way to motivate yourself, such as:

  • Improving the health of your major organs, along with your breathing and general fitness

  • Reducing the chances of your children getting bronchitis, pneumonia, asthma attacks, meningitis and ear infections

  • No longer smelling of stale tobacco with better looking teeth and skin

  • Saving a lot of money

Seven out of every ten smokers want to stop, but they don't all want to stop in the same way, so it's important to choose a method which is most suitable for you.  There's lots to choose from, including local stop smoking services, nicotine replacement patches / inhalers / gum, prescription tablets and e-cigarettes / vaping.

E-cigarettes / vaping

There's growing evidence that e-cigarettes / vaping has helped many thousands of smokers in England to quit and that they're even more effective if combined with expert help from local stop smoking services.

Take a look at Public Health England's e-cigarettes versus cigarettes film...

Local support

The Herefordshire Stop Smoking Service is currently offering free, expert personal support to everyone living in Herefordshire, until March 2021.  To find out more and obtain the support you need, contact Herefordshire Council's Healthy Lifestyle Service...

 📱  01432 383567

You can also download the Making Every Contact Count (MECC) quitting smoking leaflet...

National support

The NHS offer lots of advice and information to help you quit smoking, including available treatmentsself-help tips, how not to put weight on, health benefits and a smoke free pregnancy.

One You has a range of information to help you stop smoking and start the fight back to a healthier you.  Why not take the How Are You quiz and see how you score?

Smokefree provide useful tools, advice and information to help you quit smoking, including a free personal quit plan and mobile app.