Quit today — visit www.nhs.uk/smokefree for your one-stop guide to success.
This Wednesday, 10th March 2021, is National No-Smoking day. This day is aimed to raise awareness, and promote the benefits of stopping smoking. It's not always easy, but stopping smoking can generally be painless, and yield fantastic health benefits for you and your mental and physical wellbeing.
The last year has been difficult for many of us — but let's try and build something positive from this. Let's use this moment as a catalyst for continued, positive change. Let's quit smoking, for good. This webpage contains advice, signposting, and additional information to help you take the best decision you could make today: to quit smoking, for good.
Not a smoker? You could influence a positive change on someone you know. Feel free to share these resources, encouraging words and more.
Our pharmacy is also here to help in the form of our Stop-Smoking Service, and professional, trained & knowledgeable staff. Feel free to get in touch if you'd like further assistance, advice, and resources to help you on this journey to quit.
Today is the day to quit smoking, for good. The mental and physical health benefits it can yield are countless. Find advice on stress-free quitting below. Together, we can do this.
There has never been a more important time look after your mental and physical health. Stopping smoking has immediate benefits to your physical health and long term will significantly reduce your chances of developing many illnesses including heart disease, diabetes, COPD, stroke and cancer. While quitting can feel stressful in the short term new research shows that many ex-smokers' mental health improves six weeks after quitting. Today is the day to stop smoking.
Some smokers believe that smoking helps you to relax, when actually smoking increases anxiety and tension. Quitting not only improves your physical health –it boosts your mental health and wellbeing too. Ex-smokers have:
Let's not forget about cost, either. You could, on average, save £120 each month by quitting.
Quitting is also easier than ever, with a wide range of stop smoking aids to help you on your journey, helping reduce and minimise cravings. These can even be accessed for free in certain circumstances. Need even more reasons to quit? Visit www.nhs.uk/smokefree for further reasons to give it up, for good.
We're here to help, and our stop smoking service provides advice, support, and further resources such as nicotine replacement therapy and other no smoking aids to help you quit, and reduce your cravings, based on what suits you. This service operates from each of our three pharmacies, in Pegswood, Morpeth and Ashington.
Access to this service is typically free of charge, please don't hesitate to contact us for further details. We can arrange appointments and times to help you — please just call-in to our branches, or get in contact online.
So, you want to quit. Where do you go next? Please visit www.nhs.uk/smokefree for your full guide and roadmap to giving up smoking, for good. You can also find other useful resources, and support, below.