Whether going it alone, using telephone support, e-cigarettes, app’s or medications, there’s lots of helpful information to boost your chance of quitting. No single way is best, choose whichever option is right for you.
You’re up to four times more likely to quit with your local Stop Smoking Service however most people manage to quit on their own. Boost your chances by setting a quit date and stopping smoking completely and take advantage of all the information below.
E-cigarettes can help you stop smoking altogether. All the current research on e-cigarettes shows them to be much safer than traditional cigarettes and much less harmful to your health. Although they still contain addictive nicotine, they have far fewer toxins associated with cigarettes.
Because there is no combustion, the harmful bi-products of smoking like tar and carbon monoxide are not found in e-cigarettes. By using them in conjunction with other stop smoking services, you can increase your chances of quitting for good.
E-cigarettes are now the most popular stop smoking aid in the UK.
Greatly reduced toxins
Most e-cigarettes only contain liquid nicotine, propylene glycol and/or glycerol, and flavourings.
Many different options
E-cigarettes come in a range of different flavours to suit your needs
Endorsed by experts
Public Health England, Cancer Research UK and the British Medical Association all agree that e-cigarettes are far less harmful than smoking tobacco.
The Greater Manchester Stop Smoking helpline is launching on the 1st January 2018. Greater Manchester residents can call 0300 123 1044 seven days a week, Monday to Fridays from 9am to 8pm and on Saturday and Sunday between 11am and 4pm.
Professional advisers can offer you the opportunity of telephone-based support with a series of individual regular phone calls from a specialist advisor. They can also direct you to help in your local area.
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NRT gum comes in two different strength – 2mg and 4mg – and releases nicotine into body through your mouth’s lining when chewed. Chew to get a strong flavour, then rest the gum between your cheek and gum.
Patches are placed directly onto your skin, and worn for either 16 hours or 24 hours at a time. They release nicotine into your blood stream and are available in a range of strengths, from 7mg to 25mg.
Mouth spray is an effective way to get rapid relief from cravings , as nicotine is sprayed directly into your mouth and absorbed much quicker than other forms of NRT. It can reduce cravings after one minute.
Champix is a prescription drug that reduces your cravings for nicotine, with one or two tablets a day. It also helps to change the way you think about smoking by preventing your brain from matching smoking with good feelings.
There’s a huge range of expert advice, community support and comprehensive resources available online to help you stop smoking for good.
The NHS Smokefree website has lots of different ways for you to get support and can help you choose the right option for you and your circumstances.