Stopping smoking is the single most important thing you can do to improve your health and wellbeing.
When you quit smoking, it reduces your risk of illness, disability or death caused by cancer, heart or lung disease. It will protect the health of the 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.
How to quit smoking - FREE Local support from our Living Well Smokefree team
Living Well Smokefree has a team of advisors who have plenty of experience in helping people to stop smoking for good. They will see anyone from the age of 12, have community based locations across North Yorkshire and can arrange home visits for people who have mobility issues.
If you are pregnant and would like to quit, you can access the service yourself or ask your midwife to refer you. You will be offered a choice of a home visit or an appointment in a clinic if you prefer.
Living Well Smokefree offers personalised, one-to-one support over six to 12 weeks. The products are free to people who do not pay prescription charges. For those who do it costs as little as 30p a day based on one quit product per person. You can get:
- access to a dedicated Stop Smoking Consultant
- a supply of either Nicotine Replacement Therapy or Champix
- local weekly one-to-one sessions.
We know that people who use this combination of support are four times more likely to quit - and stay quit.
Contact the Living Well Smokefree team for advice about giving up smoking for good.
Phone: 01609 797272
Stopping smoking on your own - self-help quitting tools
Around half of all smokers in England try to quit using willpower alone, which is the least effective quitting method. If you’d like to try going smokefree, visit NHS Smokefree for information on free quitting tools.
Useful information for how to quit smoking
Cancer Research UK campaign
Find the right tools to quit smoking by visiting the Cancer Research Right Tools website.