Stop Smoking

Giving up smoking is probably one of the best things you can do to improve your health, however we know that it can be tough doing it on your own.

 

If you’re ready to quit smoking, then we can help!

Two-thirds of smokers say they want to quit, however, most try to do so unaided, which is the least effective method. Smokers who get the right support are 3 times as likely to quit successfully.  That’s why we offer free 121 support sessions which are open to all adults living, working or studying in Newcastle.

You will benefit from one to one support which is tailored to your needs and up to date information about the different treatment options available to you.  One to one appointments can be arranged to fit in with your lifestyle and we can also offer group support in workplaces and community groups.

Here’s Angela to tell you a little bit more about the support we can offer.  Please note, at present we are only able to offer support remotely due to social distancing.

Ready to make that first step?

Around half of all smokers in England try to quit unaided using willpower alone, despite this being the least effective method.

Getting support can greatly increase a person’s chances of quitting successfully and you are most likely to succeed with support from a local stop smoking service such as ours.

Contact our trained team who can offer you 121 support if you are over 18 and live, work or study in Newcastle.  They are here to help you quit for good!

 

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Check out our new stop smoking digital resource

 

 

We’ve produced a great digital resource “It’s Never Too Late To Quit Smoking” which you can access here

 

 

 


There are so many reasons to quit smoking, it really is one of the best things you can do for your health (and your bank balance)

Smoking is the leading cause of preventable illness and premature death in England, with about half of all lifelong smokers dying prematurely, losing on average around 10 years of life. In 2016 alone, there were around 78,000 deaths attributable to smoking, representing 16% of all deaths across the UK.

Smoking harms the body in many different ways, they effects are all pretty unpleasant and the risks associated with smoking are very high.

 

smoking harms the body


Smoking is also is pretty bad for your bank balance too!

The average smoker (smoking around 20 cigarettes a day), can save over £3500 a year…that’s a lot of money going up in smoke!

Find out how much you could save if you gave up, we think you’ll be pretty shocked.

Still not convinced? Then take a look at what’s actually in a cigarette, ingredients include arsenic, cadmium (which is used in battery production) and formaldehyde. 

No wonder smoking is bad for your health!

 


 

The great news is that when you give up smoking, your body starts to recover almost immediately!

It really is never too late to give up smoking.  Even if you’ve smoked for years, when you quit your body almost immediately starts to recover.


 

 

 

In addition to getting the right support for you, there are a number of small lifestyle changes that you can make to help you stay on track and resist temptation.

 

 

Getting more active can really help you!  A review of scientific studies has proved exercise, even a 5-minute walk or stretch, cuts cravings and may help your brain produce anti-craving chemicals.

Pop over to our Getting Active page to find out about our gyms and classes and you could try our 10 step home work out to introduce gentle exercise into your daily routine easily and safely.

You may also be interested in our Resource Library which has lots of cookbooks, family activity books, home workouts, wellbeing walks and more!