Quit medication options:
Nicotine replacement therapy can help support smokers during the stopping smoking process, helping them to wean themselves off nicotine. They work by delivering a steady dose of nicotine without cigarettes, so helping to reduce the cravings. This helps the smoker to adjust to life without cigarettes and helps them to maintain their motivation to quit once the treatment course is run.
The medications available include nicotine replacement therapies (NRT) for example, patches, gum and mini-lozenge. NRT can be obtained free of charge on a voucher through The Hull Stop Smoking Service, 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 four times more likely to quit for good if they have support.
Preparation, preparation, preparation!
Stopping smoking is a life-changing decision and needs thought, planning and mental preparation in just the same way as any other major life event.
The Hull Stop Smoking Service (Adults 16+)
The Hull Stop Smoking Service knows that everyone is different and offers a range of FREE local services. They deliver a six 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
- Nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) can be used from the age of 12
Contact via the below:
T: 01482 977617