When you quit smoking, you reduce your risk of cancer, heart or lung disease, disability or death. It will protect the health of the people around you by reducing their exposure to smoke. It will also save you money – on average, a smoker saves £ 150 a month when he quits.
If you are pregnant, it is more important to stop smoking. The risks of smoking during pregnancy range from the risk of premature birth to miscarriage, stillbirth and sudden infant death.
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How to quit smoking – FREE Local support
Living Well Smokefree has a team of experienced counselors to help people quit smoking once and for all. They will see everyone over the age of 12, have community-based venues in North Yorkshire, and arrange home visits for people with mobility problems.
If you are pregnant and want to leave, you can enter the service yourself or ask your midwife to contact you. If you wish, you will be offered the option of a home visit or a meeting at the clinic.
Living Well Smokefree offers personalized, one-on-one support for six to 12 weeks. You can get * for 30p a day:
- Access to a special smoking cessation counselor;
- Nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) or Champix supply; or
- local weekly one-on-one sessions.
* It is based on the refusal of a product that falls on the person who pays the prescription fees. The products are free for people who do not pay a prescription fee.
We know that people who use this combination of support are four times more likely to quit – and stop working.
Contact the Living Well Smokefree team for advice on quitting completely.
Phone: 01609 797272
Quitting smoking on your own – smoking cessation tools for self-help
About half of all smokers in the UK try to quit using only willpower, which is the least effective way to quit. If you want to try to quit smoking, visit NHS Smokefree for information on free smoking cessation products.
Download the NHS Smokefree program
Useful information on how to quit smoking
Cancer Research UK Campaign
Find the right tools to quit smoking Visit the Cancer Research Law Tools website.