Smoking Cessation

If you’re trying to give up smoking, we can point you in the right direction.

Studies show that your chances of success will be greatly improved if you get advice and support from health care professionals to help you stop smoking.

The services offered at the local Seventrees Clinic just up the road from our main surgery can:

  • Boost your willpower to stop smoking
  • Concentrate your efforts by getting advice from someone who knows your medical background
  • Help you feel that you’re not doing it alone
  • Help you to cope when you are tempted to smoke
  • Monitor improvements to your health so that you can see the benefits

The Seventrees clinic is open from 8am – 6:30pm Monday to Friday and they will be able to arrange for a smoking cessation advisor to discuss things with you when you’re ready to stop smoking.

You may like to have a look at the ASH factsheet, particularly the “Increase in life-span” and “Health benefits after stopping smoking” sections if you’re still undecided on stopping smoking.

External Sites

For more information about quitting smoking visit:

  • No Smoking Day  – Information to help you to kick the habit.
  • Gosmokefree – This website contains detailed information about the free NHS support services.
  • Smoking Cessation – NHS Choices Site – if you smoke, giving up is probably the greatest single step you can take to improve your health.
  • Quit Org. – Quit is the independent charity whose aim is to save lives by helping smokers to stop.

Videos from NHS Choices

The stop smoking package is an NHS Choices initiative to inform on the health effects of smoking cigarettes. Articles and helpful hints and tips on stopping smoking.

Megan is 16 and a smoker. A make-up artist transforms her appearance to demonstrate the effects that smoking will have on her body. Will the results make Megan rethink her habit?