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We work with you to devise a programme that will best suit you and give you the best chance of success. We offer support, advice, products, guidance, coaching and encouragement but the desire to quit and the will power to give it up has to come from you. Here are some quit tips to get you started.

Helpful hints for those early smokefree days

On average the craving for a cigarette lasts between 3 to 5 minutes, and may occur in a variety of forms and situations. They are most often triggered by excessive stress, a pleasurable smoking memory or situation, nicotine withdrawal or an opportunity to smoke. Find out about some techniques you can employ to help you cope with cravings.

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Smoking diary

A smoking diary will help you to identify when the difficult times of day are. We’ve a diary template you can download and use to help support you.

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The effects of giving up smoking

When nicotine is withdrawn from your body you may experience some feelings of withdrawal.

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Nicotine Replacement Therapy

Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) products, for example, patches, inhalators or gum, will offer the body the nicotine it craves and so can help with the sensations of withdrawal. Using NRT products will double your chances of stopping smoking.

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Other cessation aids

There are a number of different cessation aids that can help support you for example: Champix, Zyban (Bupropion), glucose tablets, herbal cigarettes, cutting down gradually or going cold turkey!

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E-cigarettes

These products are manufactured as an alternative to smoking and are not licensed as smoking cessation aids. They are therefore not a part of our smoking cessation approach. There are also some safety concerns around the absence of regulation or quality control of these products.

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