York City Council Health Instructors offers our service free support to help all Yorkers stop smoking.

  • With help and support, you are 3 times more likely to quit
  • A person who smokes 20 cigarettes a day can save more than 2,500 pounds a year if he quits.
  • Between 2 weeks and 3 months after you stop smoking, your risk of heart attack will begin to decrease and your lung function will begin to improve.

Our service offers courses that can support you to change your smoking behavior and advise you on what medications to take if necessary.

If you think we can help you feel happier and healthier by making health or lifestyle changes, contact CYC Health Instructors.

For more information, download our page, posters, postcards and application form.

Priority areas for pregnant women or patients awaiting surgery

12 weeks free Nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) is available for pregnant women.

We also offer a check scheme for pregnant smokers.

Health professionals can continue to refer clients to the Smoking Cessation Service through surgeries, or you can call us and contact us yourself.

Check scheme for pregnant smokers

Quitting smoking during pregnancy is one of the best things you can do for your health and the health of your baby.

Smoking limits your baby’s basic oxygen supply, so his heart beats more every time he smokes.

We offer a smoking cessation promotion scheme for pregnant women free nicotine replacement therapy, important for both you and others up to £ 170 to complete the program and to be free from smoke.

Checks are available for a number of retailers, including:

  • Arqos
  • John Lewis
  • ASOS
  • Boots
  • Pandora

Contact CYC Health Instructors for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Stop smoking drugs

Examples of drugs that help to stop smoking:

  • Nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) (patches, chewing gum) can be purchased at any pharmacy.
    • We can now offer free NRT for 4 weeks and up to 12 weeks for pregnant women

Other products that can help you break out, such as e-cigarettes, can be purchased at specialty stores.

Stop smoking

The mother and daughter, Tina and Claire, couldn’t believe how much money they had saved by quitting. They both used the local smoking service to become “smoke-free”.

Tina, 49, had been smoking for 30 years before quitting. Shortly before he decided to quit smoking, he was in poor health and was taking nicotine replacement therapy. Claire also decided to give up, helping to support her mother – and they did so after seeing an expert advisor from the local Smoking Cessation Service. The counselor helped them find the best treatment for each of them individually.

Tina says:

” I can’t believe the money I’m saving – I used it to join the gym to shape my body. I can train more because I can breathe easier, it’s a great feeling! ”

We look forward to helping you on your journey to becoming “non-smoking”.

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