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Stop Smoking

 


 

Want to quit?

Ask us on 01294 211993 for an appointment with Practice Nurse,

contact your best local support organisation Fresh Air-Shire by calling free 0800 783 9132 or at the Fresh Air-Shire site here, or email them at FreshAir-shire@aapct.scot.nhs.uk 

Also available is the NHS Smoking Helpline, a free call on 0800 022 4332 (7am to 11pm),

or "Smokeline", also free on 0800 848484. 

 

Our GPs are delighted to help people who decide to quit smoking. About 40% of smokers will die from a smoking-related condition - that's 2 in 5 - look around you when you smoke with friends... (and then there are those that live with a smoking related condition!), and approximately 40 people die of smoking related ill health every day in Scotland, so GPs know that stopping is one change that will make a big difference to your life.

 

Patients will see health benefits within days, such as improved taste and smell, while important benefits, such as lower risks of heart attack, stroke, lung cancer and improvements in breathing will happen in the first year or two.

 

Your GP will probably have been chasing you to stop smoking if you have high blood pressure, diabetes, circulation problems or history of stroke, heart attack, angina, asthma or chronic lung disorders.

 

There are excellent local NHS stop-smoking services. These NHS services are very good at tailoring treatment to your lifestyle habits. With medication and the support of these services, you're four times more likely to give up successfully.

 

Read more at Smokefree

 

Read more at NHS Choices

 

Read more at NHS Health Scotland


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