Find the right tools to quit smoking
Quit smoking with the right tools for you
Giving up smoking completely is the best thing you can do for your health. For many people, stopping smoking can be tough, but the habit can be broken. Find the right tools for you and you’re way more likely to give up for good.
Local Stop Smoking Service
Local Stop Smoking Services provide free expert advice and medication, and you are around three times more likely to give up for good if you use them.
GP guidance and prescribed medication
The proportion of people who have quit smoking is higher now than it ever has been – and if you find the right tools for you, then you could be one of them. From improving your personal health and the health of loved ones to saving surprising amounts of money, there are many benefits to stopping smoking. It’s never too late to stop.
Many people who smoke want to quit but aren’t sure which tools could work for them. From attending your local Stop Smoking Service to visiting your GP for a prescription, there’s lots of free support and advice available. E-cigarettes have become the most popular method for quitting and research shows they are far less harmful than cigarettes. Whether it’s finding a combination that works or using one tool alone, make sure you take time to find the right tools for you and quit smoking for good.
We know that stopping smoking can be very hard. Each person needs to find the right tools that work for them, but here are some tips that can help you quit smoking:
- Support is available
As with all quitting tools, you are more likely to be more successful with support from a trained advisor. There are also other forms of support available to help you when you are on-the-go such as the Smokefree app which can give you expert advice in seconds. To find out more, visit nhs.uk/smokefree.
- Consider all options
Using just one of the quitting tools may not work for you. If you find one route that doesn't work for you, there are still many options and combinations available, so don’t give up! To find out your quit smoking plan, visit nhs.com/smokefree
- Remember the reasons you’re quitting!
Stay motivated by keeping top of mind all the reasons you have decided to give up smoking – whether this be to protect your family from second-hand smoke, improving your own health or to save money!
The link between smoking and cancer is very clear - it causes at least 15 different types of cancer. Smoking causes around 7 in 10 lung cancer cases in the UK, which is also the most common cause of cancer death. It causes other cancers including mouth, pharynx (upper throat), nose and sinuses, larynx (voice box), oesophagus (food pipe), liver, pancreas, stomach, kidney, bowel, ovary, bladder, cervix, and some types of leukaemia. Smoking is the biggest preventable cause of cancer in the UK, and giving up smoking for good is the best thing you can do for your health. For more information on how to quit, visit the NHS website.
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