Want to stop smoking? It doesn't need to be a drag
No one needs telling that smoking’s bad for your health (not to mention bank balance) but giving up is another matter. If you’ve tried stopping or always thought it was too difficult then our Stop Smoking service is for you. People who’ve used this service don’t just stop in the short term; studies have shown they are three times more likely to stop for good. That’s because you get support and encouragement from your own stop smoking advisor.
Why you should stop smoking
No matter how long you’ve been smoking, you’ll feel the benefits of giving up almost immediately. Your ability to taste and smell will improve in a matter of days, plus as your lungs clear you’ll find you’re much less likely to get out of breath. If your loved ones are non-smokers, you’ll also improve their lives. No-one will miss having to pop out in the cold or rain for a nicotine fix! And don’t forget the money you’ll be saving, the average smoker spends over £4k every year on smoking. That’s enough for a family holiday to America each year.
How we can support you to stop smoking
Giving up smoking isn’t easy, but you won’t be alone. You’ll have 12 weeks of support with one of our dedicated stop smoking practitioners. Support is offered virtually (online), in community based venues, or in your home.
We’ll also be able to arrange for you to receive the best Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) products including gum, nasal sprays and patches on prescription from your GP or provide it directly, free of charge if you are eligible. These products will help manage your cravings and withdrawal symptoms.
If you’re pregnant and trying to stop smoking we can offer a one to one session or groups at local venues, hospitals and group centres.
Who can stop with us?
If you live in Devon (excluding Plymouth and Torbay)
Where you can get help to quit
Wherever you live in Devon there will be something available to you to help you achieve your goals at a time and place to suit you. Our Health Coaches can help point you in the direction of locations all over the county, or consider quitting within your local GP Practice or pharmacy
If you think you could benefit from some support to stop smoking complete our short online assessment.
Our online health assessment is designed to help us understand your health needs and how we can best support you to achieve your healthy goals. By the end of the assessment we will be able to understand and prioritise your needs, and guide you in the best way to achieve success.
Andrew was referred to OneSmallStep by his GP for support to quit smoking. Andrew suffered from liver disease for over two years and was told he had to quit smoking in order for his immune system to cope with a liver transplant.
Sometimes it has been hard to come but those that run the group are very helpful and encourage you loads. I have had one of my tablets for diabetes taken away to make things good. I have lost weight and lost a dress size. Only hope this group can carry on as it is very helpful.
If you’ve tried to quit smoking before but couldn’t find the motivation scientists have just found the ultimate reason. Research in the journal Nature shows that lungs have a “magical” ability to repair some of the damage caused by smoking if you stop smoking completely.
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Quitting smoking can have a positive effect on your health and you in many different ways. You will reduce your risk of developing illness, disability or death caused by cancer, heart or lung disease