Stopping smoking and protection and prevention from tobacco use

From the 1st April, Your Health, Your Way is the new service commissioned by Nottinghamshire County Council to support Nottinghamshire residents (children, young people, adults and families) to get active, lose weight, reduce alcohol intake and quit smoking. The service will also provide support for falls prevention and family weight management.

Due to the current situation with Coronavirus, all support will be provided remotely via phone, online or using an app. Nicotine Replacement Therapy will be posted out to clients of the service following assessment with an advisor.

For the most up to date information on the service, please:

Visit the website: https://yourhealthnotts.co.uk/
Telephone: 0115 772 2515
Email: yourhealth.notts@nhs.net

You can also find information on the below social media channels:

Twitter @yhywnotts 
Instagram yhywnotts 
Facebook @yhywnotts

Support to quit smoking

We all know smoking is bad for you, your family and your friends. There are lots of reasons to stop smoking as well as plenty of support to quit. It's never too late to give up smoking, and research suggests that smokers who stop with support are four times more likely to succeed, and so you do not have to do it on your own.

There is a range of local support that can help you quit smoking by:

  • assessing what's going to help you
  • explaining what's happening to your body as you give up
  • offering free stop smoking aids like nicotine replacement therapy (NRT), which can be given to you on the spot, as well as the stop smoking medication, Champix

You can get this support from the specialist stop smoking service Your Health, Your Way (details above). 

Online support and further information is also available through:

You can also call:

  • the national quit smoking helpline on 0800 0224332
  • 0800 1699169 for support with quitting during pregnancy. 

Other useful information and support

NHS Choices Stop Smoking - various different articles on why you should stop smoking and advice on how to stop.

Smokefree Quit Kit - Order a free quit kit from the Smokefree website. It is a box of practical tools and advice developed with experts, smokers and ex-smokers, which has helped thousands of smokers quit successfully.

Quit Smoking Support - Apps for your phone and desktop to help support you in stopping smoking.

Quit - A charity that helps people to stop smoking and has useful advice if you are worried about gaining weight when you stop smoking.

Stoptober - A national quit campaign that takes places every October

Smokefree England - Information on smokefree legislation, including enforcement, vehicles and exemptions.

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