Be Smoke Free
Be Smoke Free
There should be no surprises here – stopping smoking is the best thing you can do for your health and wellbeing. And you are twice as likely to quit for good if you use Nicotine Replacement Therapy. You can now do this for FREE!
Every cigarette you smoke increases your risk of developing diseases like heart disease, cancer and stroke. The good news is, no matter how long you’ve smoked for, quitting helps improve your health straight away.
Want support to stop smoking?
Even better, community pharmacists can prescribe FREE NRT and offer you 1-to-1 support to become smokefree. Link to pharmacies in Southampton >
Additionally, expert advice is available from https://www.nhs.uk/smokefree or call them 0300 123 1044 Monday to Friday 9am to 8pm and Saturday and Sunday 11am to 4pm.
The website and helpline also have information about e-cigarettes, which are 95% less harmful than tobacco.
Using an e-cigarette?
An evidence review by PHE found that e-cigarettes are significantly less harmful to health than tobacco and have the potential to help smokers quit smoking.
Emerging evidence suggests some of the highest successful quit rates are now seen among smokers who use an e-cigarette and also receive additional support from their local stop smoking services.
If you do decide to use an e-cigarette you may wish to consider:
• Avoiding “vaping” around your children as we do not know exactly what is contained in the vapour which they give off
• Discouraging younger family members from using e-cigarettes as nicotine is highly addictive.
• Keeping your e-cigarette and e-liquids away from children and pets as the nicotine they contain can be poisonous if swallowed
• Being careful when charging an e-cigarette as using an incorrect charger can be a fire risk. Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service recommend only using the charger that comes with your e-cigarette. The devices should also never be left unattended while charging because they can overheat
For more information on e-cigarettes visit NHS Choices.
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