Thinking of quitting?
If you smoke, quitting is one of the best things you'll ever do for your health. Smoking damages your body in many ways. From the day-to-day effects on your heart and your breathing, to longer-term smoking-related diseases such as heart disease, cancer and stroke.
No matter how long you've smoked for, quitting can help improve your health straight away and you will start noticing the benefits to your everyday life, health and wallet.
For more information on the benefits of quiting smoking and the support available visit the One You website.
Help to quit in mid Essex
Residents in mid Essex can receive help to quit smoking via the Essex Lifestyle Service.
The service offers a free programme offering a maximum prescription of either 12 weeks Champix medication OR 8 weeks Zyban medication and nicotine replacement products as appropriate.
Your stop smoking adviser will support your attempt to quit for up to 6 sessions, on either a one-to-one community based programme, via telephone support or through our stop smoking app.
Your advisor will also offer behavioural and motivational support throughout the process and they will assist you to reduce your reliance on the medication using a “weaning off” process.
For more information you can contact the Lifestyle Service on 0300 303 9988 - lines are open 8am to 8pm.