Stop Smoking

If you want to stop smoking, several different treatments are available from shops, pharmacies and on prescription to help you beat your addiction and reduce withdrawal symptoms.

The best treatment for you will depend on your personal preference, your age, whether you’re pregnant or breastfeeding and any medical conditions you have.

Research has shown that all these methods can be effective. Importantly, evidence shows that they are most effective if used alongside support from an NHS stop smoking service.

The treatments available are outlined below.
•skin patches
•chewing gum
•inhalators (which look like plastic cigarettes)
•tablets, oral strips and lozenges
•nasal and mouth spray

Please liaise with your local Pharmacy as they will provide the stop smoking service, or contact the National Stop Smoking Helpline: 03000 13 3000 or via the website or text “pharmacy stop insert postcode” to 80011 they will direct telephone call to most local pharmacy providing the service

Please click on the three lines on the left hand side of ‘Appleby Medical Practice’ for further practice related information.