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Self care 2018-04-06T13:10:38+00:00

Many people want to stop smoking by themselves, and at the Stop Smoking Service we’re happy to offer as much or as little support as you need.

Top tips

If you want to stop smoking, you can make small changes to your lifestyle which may help you resist the temptation to light up:

  • Think positive
  • Make a plan to quit
  • Set a quit date
  • Consider your diet
  • Change your drink
  • Identify when you crave
  • Ask friends and family to support you
  • Get moving
  • Keep busy
  • Make a list of reasons to quit

Medication

Many people experience unpleasant withdrawal symptoms when they quit smoking. This is a result of suddenly stopping nicotine.

Nicotine releases a feel-good chemical called dopamine in the brain, and when your levels of dopamine drop, you can feel stressed, anxious and irritated.

Nicotine isn’t dangerous, it doesn’t cause cancer, and outside of cigarettes, it isn’t addictive.

There are a variety of products available including nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) and e-cigarettes, which can provide the nicotine your body requires in a safe and non-addictive way. Other medications such as Champix can also alleviate withdrawal symptoms.

Our Advisors can offer free advice about all the stop smoking medications.

I give permission for the Stop Smoking Service to store my information and contact me to offer advice, and contact me again after four weeks for monitoring purposes.