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Quit Smoking - for good!

This is the single most important thing you can do to improve your health and wellbeing.

When you quit, you will see the benefits almost immediately; food will taste better, your circulation will improve and your risk of getting illnesses like cancer or heart disease will be reduced.

With prices at £8 per packet, you will soon start to notice the difference in your bank balance when you quit – great news to help your finances recover from all that Christmas spending!

Why not give it a go in January and see how you get on?

The good news is there has never been more free support available to help you to quit.

How to access free Smokefree support

  • Face to Face help and advice
    If you live in Stoke-on-Trent and want to find out more about local stop smoking clinics call the Living Well Service on 0800 085 0928 or text stokequit to 60777
  • The Smokefree app
    Find it in the iTunes app store or Google Play Store
  • Quit Kit
    Go online to www.nhs.uk/smokefree or call 0300 1231044 to order your kit
  • Email Support
    Go online to www.nhs.uk/smokefree to sign up
  • Text programme
    Text TIPS to 63818 or go online at www.nhs.uk/smokefree

For more information, contact the Stoke-on-Trent Living Well Hub on 0800 085 0928.

Stop the rot: New campaign 2015


Public Health England has launched a powerful new campaign to highlight how smoking damages the body and causes a slow and steady decline in a process akin to rotting.

Whilst many smokers know that smoking causes cancer and harms the lungs and heart, did you know it also damages bones and muscles, the brain, teeth and eyes?

With two thirds of smokers saying they want to quit , new adverts are being used to graphically illustrate the degeneration that smoking causes.  You will start to see these soon in the media.

The campaign also tackles common misconceptions around hand-rolled tobacco, or roll-ups. Use of roll-ups has increased significantly. In 1990, 18% of male smokers and 2% of female smokers said they smoked mainly hand-rolled cigarettes but by 2013 this had risen to 40% for men and 23% for women . New figures show that half of smokers (49%) who only smoke roll-ups, wrongly believe they are less harmful than manufactured cigarettes. In fact, hand-rolled cigarettes are at least as hazardous as any other type of cigarette.

Find out more about this campaign and to sign up visit www.nhs.uk/smokefree