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How To Stop Smoking – Don’t Do It Alone!

Stopping smoking is the best thing anybody can do for their health and pocket.
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1. Talk to friends
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Talk to friends who might be feeling the same way you do. There may be more that wish they could stop than you realise!

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2. Talk to parents
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Talk to parents, if you feel you can.

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3. Focus on the benefits
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Giving up smoking has really big benefits straight away. Nicotine addiction can be very controlling, stopping people from being able to achieve other important things in life. The benefits of quitting start almost immediately.

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4. Get help from the experts
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Get help from the experts. The NHS Stop Smoking Service:

  • Is free
  • Is confidential
  • Provides medications such as nicotine patches, gum, lozenges and a wide range of different products (free if you don’t pay for prescriptions)
  • Can help you understand how your pattern of smoking can be broken by giving you helpful hints and tips on hows to break the habit
  • Gives you 4 times more chance of quitting!

how to get help

If you have any more questions on this area or would like to speak to somebody about this topic, have a look at the links or search for your local services in the blue box below. Alternatively you can always contact your public health nurse.

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Find help in your local area

Find out what services are available to you in your area. Remember your school nurse is always there to give you confidential help and support.