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Help to stop smoking

Help to stop smoking

Giving up smoking can be a real challenge. Quitting smoking is good not only for your own health, but also your family’s health. For more reasons to quit smoking see SMOKEFREE NHS - Why Quit? or NHS choices - 10 health benefits of stopping smoking

Stop Smoking Service

The stop smoking service is a free and confidential Public Health Service provided to residents of Barking and Dagenham through local GP Practices (doctors) and Pharmacies. Remember, if you want to give up smoking, you are much more likely to be successful with professional support. The stop smoking service offers you support and advice about how to stop smoking. It also provides advice on effective treatments that are right for you.

Specialist Stop Smoking Service

020 8724 8018/0800 043 3005

healthy.lifestyles@lbbd.gov.uk

One to one support

Support to quit smoking is provided individually on a face-to-face basis by a qualified stop smoking advisor. The advisor will help you plan how you will quit smoking and decide what type of medication is right for you. You will set a quit date after which you will be supported during your treatment which may last between 4 to 12 weeks.

For further information about using the Stop Smoking Service please contact your GP or enquire

Further information on stopping smoking:

SMOKEFREE NHS

http://www.nhs.uk/smokefree

NHS Choices

http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/smoking/Pages/stopsmokingnewhome.aspx

Smoking remains the single, largest preventable cause of death and disability in the UK. It kills 100,000 + people in the UK every year. Within Barking and Dagenham smoking is responsible for about 17% of deaths from heart disease, and 80% of deaths from chronic lung diseases such as bronchitis and emphysema, it is a major contributor to high premature mortality and decreased life expectancy. With the right support you are four times more likely to quit successfully, we at the LBBD Stop Smoking Service are able to provide you with a free consultation to assess your needs.

 

Further information can be found at www.gettingactive.co.uk/stopsmoking