Our service is free and open to all.
We are staffed by specialist Practitioners who have received intensive training in supporting people to quit. They have many years of experience between them.
Evidence has shown that you are far more likely to succeed in quitting if you receive this type of support than if you try to go it alone.
We provide intensive behavioural and stop tobacco medication such as Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) and Champix on prescription. We also have extensive experience with e-cigarettes. We do not provide them but can offer advice and guidance on using them.
E-cigarettes are also known as vaporisers, e-shishas or e-pens. They are battery-powered devices that vaporise ‘e-liquid’.
E-liquid contains water, propylene glycol, flavourings, and usually, though not always, nicotine. It does not contain any tobacco.
There is no burning involved in e-cigs, so there is no smoke or harmful products such as tar and carbon monoxide present.
Switching from smoking to vaping) e-cigarette reduces the risks of smoking by at least 95%.
Your chance of successfully quitting smoking using e-cigarettes will be greatly increased if you receive expert guidance during your quit attempt.
Always buy e-cigarettes and e-liquids which comply with European Consumer Protection and EU Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) regulations.
Nicotine Replacement Therapy
Nicotine replacement therapies (NRT), include patches, gum, lozenges, microtabs, inhalators and nasal sprays.
Cigarettes contain nicotine. By smoking regularly and over a long period of time, your body becomes dependent on it. Giving up smoking can cause nicotine withdrawal symptoms, which include cravings, headaches, feeling irritable and not being able to sleep. Stop smoking medicines like NRT can help you manage these withdrawal symptoms.
NRT gives you some nicotine, but without all the harmful stuff like tar, cyanide and carbon monoxide.
It is safer to use licensed nicotine-containing products than to smoke. Licensed nicotine-containing products will be considerably less harmful than smoking.
Nicotine patches work well for most regular smokers and can be worn round the clock
Gum can be helpful because it provides short bursts of nicotine.