Support for 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.
You can direct people for support to stop smoking at the following:
OneLife Stop Smoking Service
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 weight management and for adults with long term conditions help to get active.
They also offer Health Walks in locations across Suffolk.
Tell them about the OneLife Stop Smoking Facebook group.
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.
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