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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.

Here are some tips to help you:

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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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If you feel you can, talking to your parents could be helpful as they may be able to help and point you in the direction of support services.

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3. Focus on the benefits
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Giving up smoking has really big benefits straight away. Cigarettes are expensive, so you will be saving money by stopping. You will also start to feel healthier very quickly after your last cigarette.

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 how 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 school nurse.

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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.

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