It is a major cause of cardiovascular disease, lung cancer and respiratory diseases, especially chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

One in two regular smokers is killed by tobacco, and half of them will die before the age of 70 – an average of 10 years.

Quitting smoking is the best thing you can do so far, and that’s why.

This will improve your health

Half of long-term smokers die early from smoking-related diseases, including heart disease, lung cancer and chronic bronchitis.

Quitting smoking will improve your breathing and general physical fitness, improve the appearance of your skin and teeth, and improve your sense of taste.

You will see the benefits of rapid elimination, after 48 hours the lungs begin to clear mucus and other cigarette butts, carbon monoxide is expelled from the body, and after 72 hours breathing becomes easier and energy levels rise.

You will save money

On average, most retirees can save £ 150 a month, so enter your data into the NHS cost calculator to find out how much you can save.

You will protect your family

Quitting smoking is the best way to protect your family from the harmful effects of secondhand smoke.

More than 80% of the second smoke is invisible and odorless and contains more than 4,000 chemicals.

People who breathe second-hand smoke are at the same risk as smokers, including cancer and heart disease.

Why go out with your local smoking cessation service?

Expert advisors will advise, support and encourage you.

While nicotine patches can help you quit smoking cessation medications, your smoking cessation counselor can help you choose the right product for you.

Nine out of 10 smokers using the local NHS smoking cessation service would recommend them.

You are 4 times more likely to quit than if you went alone.

Live a better life in Derbyshire

If you live or work in Derbyshire (excluding Derby City Council territory) or are registered with the Derbyshire GP, Live Life Better Derbyshire offers free support to quit smoking.

If you are interested in quitting smoking and would like to learn more about the free local smoking cessation service, or if you would like to find a smoking cessation consultant near you, contact Live Life Better Derbyshire, email:, tel: 0800 085 2299 or 01629 538200 or visit the Live Life Better Derbyshire website.

Live well

If you are registered with the Derby City GP, Livewell can offer you help to leave the team.

Visit the Livewell website or call: 01332 641254

My way out

My Quit Route is our bespoke program that will give you expert advice and scientifically proven tools to quit smoking once and for all.

You can use it alone or in combination with Nicotine Substitution Treatment (such as patches, gums, sprays or lozenges), smoking cessation medications (like Champix or Zyban), or e-cigarettes.

First, My Outgoing Route will help you set your departure date. He will then help you prepare you for this date:

  • Change your mind about smoking so that you don’t feel deprived when you stop smoking
  • Recognize all the benefits you can get by leaving and the dangers you can avoid
  • Focus on the things that encourage you to quit smoking
  • Learn not to gain weight when you no longer smoke
  • Think about what other support options are available to you

You can download My Quit Route for Apple and Android.

Stop smoking during pregnancy

Quitting smoking is the best thing you can do for your baby. Smoking during pregnancy increases the risk of miscarriage, premature birth and low birth weight. The good news is that it’s never too late to stop smoking.

Life Live Better Derbyshire provides expert support for pregnant women to stop smoking.

To learn more about smoking cessation during pregnancy, you can also visit:

If you are interested in quitting smoking and want to learn more about the free local smoking cessation service or to find a smoking cessation consultant closest to you, contact Live Life Better Derbyshire, email: or tel: 0800 085 2299 or 01629 538200.