We can help you become smoke free for life.
If you want to quit and would like professional advice or support, please print out or collect a questionnaire from our reception. Complete and return it with a telephone number on which we can contact you. Our smoking Cessation Advisor will be in touch with you to arrange an appointment.
With our help you are FOUR TIMES more likely to quit smoking.
Smoking Cessation Questionnaire to print
Quitting is the best thing you’ll ever do
Stopping smoking can make a drastic improvement to your lifestyle and health in ways you might not expect.
Once you stop smoking, some of the benefits are immediate and some are longer term…
Find out how quickly you’ll notice the benefits of stopping…
After 20 minutes
Blood pressure and pulse rate return to normal
After 8 hours
Nicotine and carbon monoxide levels in blood reduce by half and oxygen levels return to normal
After 48 hours
Carbon monoxide will be eliminated from the body. Lungs start to clear out mucus and other smoking debris. There is no nicotine in the body. Ability to taste and smell is greatly improved.
After 72 hours
Breathing becomes easier. Bronchial tubes begin to relax and energy levels increase.
After 2 – 12 weeks
Your circulation improves
After 3 – 9 months
Coughs, wheezing and breathing problems improve as lung function increases by up to 10%
After 5 years
Risk of heart attack falls to about half compared with a person who is still smoking.
After 10 years
Risk of lung cancer falls to half of that of a smoker. Risk of heart attack falls to the same as someone who has never smoked.
The Surgery can offer:
- FREE one-to-one confidential Stop Smoking service
- EXPERT and professional advice and support
- You are FOUR TIMES more likely to quit with our support
- Nicotine Replacement Therapy (patches, gum etc.) available at prescription cost or free if you are exempt
Smoking is expensive and you might be surprised at how it all adds up. On average, most people who quit save around £150 each month.
That’s nearly £2000 a year going up in smoke. What else could you spend that money on?
Second-hand smoke and your family…
Quitting might seem like a real challenge, but if you could see the harm it causes, you wouldn’t smoke.
More than 80% of second-hand smoke is invisible and odourless, so no matter how careful you think you’re being your family still breathe in the harmful poisons. There is only one way to completely protect your children and family from second-hand smoke, and that’s to make sure you have a smoke-free home and car. And the best way to do that is to quit smoking completely.
With our help and support you can quit smoking for good.
For more information on Smokefree West Sussex – Solution 4 Health :http://www.smokefreewestsussex.co.uk/Default.aspx
You can also visit https://www.nhs.uk/smokefree
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