Stop Smoking

Want to Stop Smoking?

 

 

NHS Choices suggest eight practical, quick and simple steps you can take straight away to quit smoking

 1. Talk to your GP

Many people don’t realise that their GP can help them quit smoking. But your doctor can do a lot, such as enrolling you in a ‘stop smoking’ clinic and prescribing nicotine replacement therapy such as patches and gum, or stop smoking medication such as Champix.

Find out more about how your GP can help you quit.

2. Join an NHS Stop Smoking Service

The NHS has stop smoking services staffed by trained stop smoking advisers all over the country in a range of venues at times to suit you. You can join a group where local smokers meet once a week or have one-to-one support if you prefer. You usually go for a few weeks and work towards a quit date.

Find your nearest NHS Stop Smoking Service from the NHS Smokefree website, or call 0800 022 4332.

3. Get a free ‘Quit Kit’

The kit is packed with practical tools and advice to help you stop smoking, including a ‘tangle’ to keep hands busy, a wallchart to keep track of your progress, stress-busting MP3 downloads, information on medicines that can help you stop smoking and exercises to improve your willpower.

Order your Quit Kit online.

4. Get a ‘cheerleader’ and stop smoking together

Sign up for the NHS Smokefree Together Programme and you’ll receive a supportive phone call, email and text the week before you quit, the day you quit and the following week.

5. Have an emergency phone number

Keep an emergency number, perhaps for your local NHS Stop Smoking Service.

Read more about how to cope with cravings.

6. Consider using NRT

Nicotine is addictive, and self-control alone might not be enough. Give yourself a better chance of success by using nicotine replacement therapy (NRT). This is available either free or on prescription from your GP, depending on where you live or from your local NHS Stop Smoking Service.

Find your nearest NHS Stop Smoking Service from the NHS Smokefree website, or call 0800 022 4332. Or, you can buy nicotine patches, gum and so on over the counter from a pharmacy.

7. Email an expert

Ask an expert for advice through NHS Smokefree’s Ask an expert service.

8. Get online help

Use our stop smoking tool to get daily tips for success.

Read more about the stop smoking treatments available on the NHS.

Content provided by NHS Choices.

Please be aware that from Tuesday 26th July our Dispensary will be closed daily between 12:15 – 13:15

Also, on Wednesday 19th Oct the dispensary will be closed for staff training, between 1200-1600.

During these times we will not be able to dispense prescriptions.


Bookable Appointments via Patient Access

Pocklington Group practice has suspended the ability for patients to book appointments online this is to help improve our appointment service and ensure that every patient is navigated to the most appropriate clinician. Instead, if you telephone the practice or complete an online consultation form, you will be provided with the most appropriate clinician or contacted to book an appointment. Unfortunately we have had a number of appointments booked inappropriately.


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Patients are advised that we do not provide travel advice. We do administer the following vaccines if required: Tetanus, Typhoid and Hepatitis A.