If you are trying to give up smoking then we can help.
Below is some advice on how to stop smoking. If you have already succeeded in stopping and we keep sending you advice, we are sorry for any inconvenience but do telephone us (020 7795 8470) email us (email@example.com) so we can update your medical record.
Ms Amanda Peterson our practice nurse has been trained to help you stop and NHS Stop-smoking Centers are free. Your local one for Kensington and Chelsea can be accessed by contacting the Kick It helpline (Web:www.kick-it.org.uk, Tel:020 3434 2500 or Email:firstname.lastname@example.org) where you can have direct access to stop smoking courses or can get details of your closest adviser.
The official NHS site is the NHS Choices site www.nhs.uk/ , they can also be contacted by telephone on 0800 169 0169. The site takes a look at the process of stopping smoking, the facts about tobacco and cigarettes and has a comprehensive question and answer section.
Studies show that your chances of success will be greatly improved if you get advice and support from health care professionals. THere are some further web sites listed below.
The services we offer from the Practice can:
- Boost your willpower to stop smoking
- Concentrate your efforts by getting advice from someone who knows your medical background
- Help you feel that you're not doing it alone
- Help you to cope when you are tempted to smoke
- Monitor improvements to your health so that you can see the benefits
- If you would like help to quit smoking, call the surgery and make an initial appointment with our smoking cessation specialist.
A few tips on quitting:
- Set a date and time to stop, and stick to it.Talk to your doctor or pharmacist about whether the proven drug treatments might suit you.
- Find out if there is a stop-smoking clinic near you
- Enlist the help of your friends and family.
- Avoid situations in which you used to reach for a cigarette.
- If you need to, ease the withdrawal symptoms with nicotine patches, gum or ecigarettes.
Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) products such as patches, gums, nasal sprays and inhalers are available from your local pharmacist, who can also advise you on their use as can our surgery nurse. There are also a number of free National help lines funded by the NHS where specialist counsellors can discuss the process of quitting smoking. There are also the new cigarettes that provide the nicotine without the tar.
Other Web sites you could try are:-