Today is National No Smoking Day, and at STHK we’d like to use the advice and support available out there to encourage and help our patients and staff who smoke to quit for good.
Don’t give up on giving up.
Every time you try, you’re a step closer to success. Every quit attempt is an opportunity to learn.
Every successful quit begins with a serious quit attempt.
Make your next quit attempt this No Smoking Day. Many smokers do not quit on their first attempt and need several tries before they succeed.
The sooner you stop the greater the health gains
No matter how long you’ve smoked for, or when you decide to stop, your health will benefit. Quitting can add as much as a decade to life expectancy.
STHK Respiratory Consultant, Dr Louise Brockbank says:
“For the majority of people who smoke, the best thing that they can do for their health is to stop smoking.
Even after decades of smoking I have seen patients have huge benefits in terms of their health, finances, and wellbeing”
Help with getting started…
Personal quit plan
You can find access to a FREE NHS personal quit plan here. In just 4 easy steps you can find the right combination of support to help you stop smoking.
Mindfulness can really help with cravings.
You could also download the free UnMind app for helpful 5min sessions to distract you when the cravings hit. Search ‘UnMind’ in the AppStore or Google Play.
Local Stop Smoking Services
You’re more likely to succeed with the support of your local stop smoking service.
They have trained professionals with experience of helping people on their no smoking journey who can offer advice on using medications like Nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) or the use of e-cigarettes.
Search ‘Smokefree’ to find your nearest stop smoking service.