What do doctors recommend to quit smoking?
Varenicline (also called Chantix) is a prescription medicine developed to help people stop smoking. It works by interfering with nicotine receptors in the brain.
What is NHS quit smoking kit?
The NHS Quit Kit has been developed by experts, smokers and ex-smokers, and contains practical tools and advice to help smokers quit smoking for good. For the first time, the Quit Kit includes a new text support programme to give smokers extra help in those tough first weeks.
What is the NHS smoke Free campaign?
NHS Smokefree is the national NHS campaign providing motivation, information and support for smokers who want to stop.
Do the NHS give free nicotine patches?
NRT is available to everyone free from any community pharmacy. This will also give you access to additional support through your prescriber. Medication and support will increase your chances of stopping and staying stopped. The best way to use NRT is starting from your ‘quit date’.
How long does it take your lungs to heal after smoking?
Your lung function improves within two weeks to three months after the last cigarette. During the first year after quitting, coughing and shortness of breath decrease, and your lungs become better at cleaning themselves to reduce the risk of infection.
How much does the NHS quit smoking advert cost?
This £2.7m ad campaign will appear on TV, online and posters until February. Smokers will also be told about NHS quit kits that are available free from pharmacies.
How do I quit smoking on the NHS?
Use the NHS Quit Smoking app to help you quit smoking and start breathing easier. If you can make it to 28 days smoke-free, you’re 5 times more likely to quit for good! Many people try to quit smoking with willpower alone, but it’s much easier with the right help. There are lots of support options available, try a combination that works for you.
Can you quit smoking for good?
Let’s do this! Use the NHS Quit Smoking app to help you quit smoking and start breathing easier. If you can make it to 28 days smoke-free, you’re 5 times more likely to quit for good! Many people try to quit smoking with willpower alone, but it’s much easier with the right help.
Can hard-hitting advertising really help people quit smoking?
Its chief executive Dr Harpal Kumar said: “Hard-hitting campaigns such as this illustrate the damage caused by smoking and this can encourage people to quit or may even stop them from starting in the first place.”