Giving up smoking is always beneficial to your health
Stopping smoking increases your life expectancy and helps improve your quality of life, not to mention making you wealthier as well!
It is never too late to stop and the NHS is here to help you. Getting NHS support really works – it can be four times more successful than going it alone (cold turkey) and it’s completely free of charge. So why not try it? You have nothing to lose.
Leeds Stop Smoking Service
This is the service we recommend to our patients. It is free to everyone and has helped over 10,000 people stop smoking in the last 10 years.
If they recommend medication or patches to help you stop then we will prescribe them for you (according to your agreed treatment plan).
With around 122,000 adult smokers in Leeds, this service supports Leeds City Council’s plan to reduce smoking by a minimum of 0.5% per year – at least 2,500 fewer smokers.
Smokers wishing to access the service will be given a choice of treatment based on need and preference, including nicotine replacement therapy and e-cigarettes. They will work with a trained Smoking Cessation Coach to develop a personalised plan with a pre-agreed quit date. Support extends to a year after each person’s quit date to make sure people are given the best possible chance to stop smoking permanently.
Participants attend a minimum of six appointments. They will learn behavioural change strategies focused on problem solving to reduce and remove triggers and barriers. These strategies are used throughout the service and captured in a bespoke exit plan on completion.
How to book an appointment
It’s quick and easy to book your appointment with a Stop Smoking Advisor, simply:
- Phone: 0800 169 4219
- Website: Leeds Stop Smoking Service
E-cigarettes are marketed as a cheaper, safer alternative to conventional cigarettes. As they do not produce smoke, research suggests that electronic cigarettes are relatively harmless in comparison with smoking. To find out more have a look at the ASH Briefing on electronic cigarettes.
Local smoke free stories
In need of inspiration? Then why not listen to some people who have been successful at giving up: today is the day.