Support people to quit smoking
Last year, nearly 400,000 smokers in England quit successfully, which is the equivalent to 1,069 smokers each day. Of the 6.1 million smokers in England, 6 in 10 want to quit but most try to quit using willpower alone (or ‘cold turkey’) despite this being the least effective method. The most successful quit attempts use a combination of effective stop smoking support methods (Public Health England Press Release: One person quits smoking every 80 seconds in England).
Are you interested in continuing your professional development and supporting people to quit smoking. Take a look at our Training for professionals page for more information.
Support in Suffolk
You can direct people for support to stop smoking webpage where they can find information on:
The Stop Smoking service is for everyone who has smoked a tobacco product in the last 48 hours and available for any age. You are offered:
- An 8 week support programme which includes Carbon Monoxide monitoring.
- Access to treatments (Champix, Zyban, Nicotine Replacement Therapy) for up to 12 weeks (product dependant)and direct supply of Nicotine Replacement Therapy for anyone from the age of 12 yrs old.
- An initial one to one appointment, you will then be able to decide if you would like to continue with a one to one or would prefer a group setting.
- OneLife also offer free OneLife weight management and for adults with long term conditions OneLife Get Help To Get Active (GH2GA)
- OneLife Health Walks are available in locations across Suffolk.
Tell them about the OneLife Stop Smoking Facebook group: StopsmokingOLS Facebook. This group is a safe place for people to feel supported as they attempt to stop smoking. It also invites those that have recently, successfully stopped smoking who can share their experience and provide guidance and support for those beginning their journey.
The OneLife Suffolk team will be monitoring this page and may be able to help by answering some questions or queries, as well as sharing useful tips and advice.
The Local Pharmaceutical Committee (LPC) provide advice and guidance for pharmaceutical professionals.
- Supporting smokers to quit: A summary of resources for healthcare professionals (Members Only)
- LPC Smoking Cessation Services Overview (including training)
- Find a local pharmacy
Smoking in Pregnancy
- Professionals can direct pregnant mums and families to the smoking in pregnancy page
Page Reviewed: September 2020. Next Review: February 2020.