About 2,800 people (100,000 people) are hospitalized in Leicester – smoking-related illnesses, and more than 400 people die each year in Leicester – all of which can be prevented by quitting smoking.

In addition to the health benefits, quitting smoking saves an average of more than £ 150 a month and about £ 2,000 a year. The cost to the NHS in Leicestershire is estimated at around £ 58.8 million a year, while in Leicester it is estimated at £ 17.8 million.

Live Well Leicester provides behavioral support and treatment for up to 12 weeks for those who want to quit smoking in Leicester.

You can contact our smoking cessation team by e-mail or by calling 0116 454 4000.

It will stop

If you can stay smoke-free for 28 days, then you are 5 times more likely to quit smoking once. The main goal of Stoptober, which lasts until October, is to promise you to quit smoking for 28 days.

Stoptober offers you a range of free support, including software, daily emails, Facebook Messenger and many promotions of the Stoptober online community on Facebook. In addition, you can get face-to-face expert advice from local smoking cessation services. Those who use smoking cessation products and those who receive face-to-face support from local smoking cessation services are four times more likely to quit.

Last year’s Stoptober campaign saved £ 25 million by 160,000 non-smokers. The following link has a lot of free support for Stoptober to help you quit smoking:

electronic cigarette

Our smoking cessation team has conducted research in Leicestershire on the potential benefits of using e-cigarettes to help people quit smoking, and anyone who changes to e-cigarettes will be able to benefit from our help.

Smoking during pregnancy

If you smoke while you are pregnant, you risk your own health as well as the health of your unborn baby. Smoking during pregnancy increases the risk of complications.

Watch our short video for more information on smoking during pregnancy. If you are pregnant and want to stop smoking, talk to your midwife.

Standardized packaging

All packs of cigarettes are now sold in simple, dull packaging and contain important health warnings.

Evidence shows that simple packages are less attractive to young people and can help prevent them from starting smoking in the first place. It is hoped that standard packages will make health warnings more effective and help convince more smokers to quit.