Quit Smoking

Giving up smoking is going to be difficult, but in doing so; you will feel better for it and increase your chances of living longer.

Why stop?

Health –

  • Smokers lose an average of 16 years of life
  • Smoking damages your lungs
  • 90% of lung cancer cases are caused by smoking
  • Smoking kills about 80,000 people in England, every year

Family –

If you smoke, your children are twice as likely to smoke when they grow up.  Children exposed to a smoky atmosphere are more likely to suffer from breathing problems, allergies, and chest and ear infections.

Money –

Quitting smoking will save you money, to work out exactly how much use the NHS cost calculator

Support to Quit

Your Health, Your Way is the new service commissioned by Nottinghamshire County Council to support Nottinghamshire residents to get active, lose weight and quit smoking.

It can be hard to make behaviour changes. Your Health, Your Way’s friendly and experienced advisors can provide support to you with realistic and long-term help for you to stop smoking. They will work with you to decide on a package of support which is right for you and is free and available in your local area.

The dedicated and friendly stop smoking advisors deliver a range of 1-1 and drop-in sessions as well as phone and digital support. They provide a full range of free nicotine replacement therapy and other forms of pharmacotherapy alongside weekly support from stop smoking advisors.

For the most up to date information on the service, please visit the website: https://yourhealthnotts.co.uk/, telephone: 0115 772 2515 or email yourhealth.notts@nhs.net.

Get advice from NHS Smokefree

Get free, proven support and advice from Smokefree. Millions have used Smokefree support to help them stop smoking. Get free support using their app, Quit Kit, email, SMS and face-to-face. 

Sign up today by visiting the Smokefree website and increase your chances of success, even if you’re already using e‑cigarettes or stop smoking medication.

Talk to your GP

Many people don't realise that their GP can help them quit smoking. Your doctor can do a lot, such as enrolling you in a 'stop smoking' clinic and prescribing nicotine replacement therapy such as patches and gum, or stop smoking medication such as Champix.

Find out more about how your GP can help you quit on the NHS choices website.

Contact us

Newark and Sherwood District Council
Castle House
Great North Road
Newark
Notts
NG24 1BY

customer.services@
nsdc.info

01636 650000

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