Stop smoking support
Stopping smoking is the single most important thing you can do to improve your health. Seventy per cent of smokers want to quit. Are you one of them?
Find out about joining a Locala Stop Smoking Session now!
The Locala Stop Smoking Service
Research shows that you are three times more likely to successfully stop smoking if you use a form of nicotine replacement therapy such as patches, gum Champix or Zyban and seek support from a trained stop smoking advisor. Alternatively, many GPs or Local Pharmacies also have advisors who are trained to help smokers wanting to stop.
Here is what the service can offer you:
- FREE confidential expert advice from dedicated NHS professionals
- Choice of individual or group appointments, daytime or evening
- Nicotine Replacement Therapy on a voucher which you then take to the pharmacy to obtain the medication
- Champix or Zyban on prescription from you doctor
- An advisor who is fluent in punjabi
- Continued support from specialist staff
- Advice on how you can stay stopped.
What happens next?
- We run quit programmes all across Kirklees
- Once you have made your selection you will be invited along to see a friendly advisor, who will help you plan towards a quit date
- Continued support will be offered to help you stay stopped.
For more information about the project and help to stop smoking contact the Locala Stop Smoking Service on: 01924 351498 for support in all locations in Kirklees.
Smoking and pregnancy
When you inhale smoke you are putting over 4,000 chemicals into your body. Two of the main components are tar and carbon monoxide, a poisonous gas. Carbon monoxide gets into your bloodstream and cuts down the oxygen reaching your baby. Babies who don’t get enough oxygen can be born smaller and weaker. Oxygen helps babies grow. The good news is that stopping smoking will benefit your baby immediately.
We have specialist advisors to help you stop smoking if you are pregnant, please contact the service for more details.
Research shows that children from a smokefree home are less likely to have persistent coughs, middle ear infections and be admitted to hospital with exacerbations of asthma and chest infections.
Studies show that 42% of children in the UK live in a smokey home, which can have a significant effect on their health. Nationally over 17,000 children in the UK are admitted to hospital each year due to conditions that are triggered by second hand smoke.
For information on smokefree spaces visit the Smokefree website.
Liberate the workplace
Secondhand smoke kills three times more workers than industrial accidents.
Burning tobacco releases 4000 chemicals into the air; 100 are poisons and 50 cause cancer.
Smoking costs businesses in our region around £1billion a year.
The Locala Stop Smoking Services can offer support and guidance to local businesses who have employees wanting support to stop. We can arrange to come into the workplace to run sessions for groups of employees wanting to stop smoking.
Stop before your operation
If you are waiting for an operation then it’s very important that you stop smoking as soon as possible. Smoking greatly increases the risk of complications during and after surgery. Some operations aren’t even an option for smokers.
Smokers are far more likely to have anaesthesia related complications, e.g. chest infections
Smoking can delay your recovery, the wounds are slower to heal and more likely to develop infection
Contact us or speak to your G.P or Hospital Nurse / Doctor for more information.
Free Breathing Tests.
Do you smoke
Are you over 40
Have recurant chest infections
Short of breath
The stop smoking service can offer you a quick screening test to check your lung capacity which may indicate further tests needed.
They can also discuss with you the benefits to stopping smoking and how quickly these can come into effect.
For support with any of the above issues please contact Locala Stop Smoking Service on 01924 351498.