Quitting Smoking

Why quit?

  • For every year you smoke beyond the age of 35, you shorten your life expectancy by 3 months.
  • 70% of smokers say they want to quit smoking for good.
  • SmokeFree Hull offers free local support including free nicotine replacement therapy, such as patches and gum.
  • You’re up to three times more likely to quit with professional help than you are on your own.
  • Young people who smoke are up to 6 times more at risk of shortness of breath than those who do not smoke. Quitting smoking is difficult because nicotine addiction is a powerful force to overcome. But it’s not impossible and there is help out there for you.

Quitting Smoking Support – SmokeFree Hull (Adults 12+)

SmokeFree Hull offer a FREE and confidential stop smoking service for young people in Hull. They deliver a 12 week support programme to those wanting to stop smoking, this includes:

  • One to one appointments
  • Discussions around trigger points, coping strategies, peer pressure, consequences of smoking and healthier lifestyle choices
  • Carbon monoxide reading
  • Weekly support
  • SmokeFree Hull will produce a voucher, which we shall send directly to the pharmacy for you to collect your NRT product

Quit medication options:

NRT (Nicotine Replacement Therapy) can help support smokers when they are trying to stop smoking. They work by delivering a steady dose of nicotine without smoking cigarettes, this helps to to reduce the cravings.

The medications available when quitting smoking include NRT for example; patches, gum and mini-lozenge.

NRT can be obtained free of charge on a voucher through SmokeFree Hull, there’s no need to make an appointment with your GP. (Terms and condition apply.)

Psychological support is also vital to strengthen the person’s determination not to start smoking again. Smokers are around 3 times more likely to quit for good if they have support.