Stopping smoking is the single most important thing you can do to improve your health and wellbeing.
Being smoke free will also protect the health of people around you by reducing their exposure to secondhand smoke. It will also save you money - the average smoker saves £150 a month when they quit.
If you are pregnant, stopping smoking is even more important. The risks of smoking during pregnancy are serious, from premature delivery to increased risk of miscarriage, stillbirth and sudden infant death.
Read more at One You here.
Local support - Smokefreelife North Yorkshire
You can access free support to help you quit smoking through Smokefreelife North Yorkshire. There is a range of support available to suit you, including drop-in clinics, group sessions, online support or weekly one-to-one appointments with a free weekly supply of Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT). If you have mobility problems and would prefer face-to-face support home visits are available too. If you are pregnant and would like to quit, you can access the smokefreelife service yourself, or your midwife might refer you to the service.
For more information or simply an informal chat about stopping smoking, please call the friendly team of advisors on 0800 246 5215 or 01609 663023 or text QUIT to 66777. You can also visit the Smokefreelife North Yorkshire website, or facebook and twitter @northyorks_sfl. You can find your closest clinic here.
The NHS Smokefree app can help you stop smoking by providing daily support and motivation. If you stay smokefree for the 4-week programme you’re up to 5 times more likely to quit for good.