Departments

Pulmonology and Smoking Cessation

Our stop smoking service aims to help people to give up smoking. We provide advice, support, medical treatment and encouragement to help you stop smoking for good. 

What do we offer?

·         trained advisers to help you decide when’s the best time to stop and how to succeed

·         regular sessions in the first few weeks after stopping to encourage you to keep going

·         a choice of medications to suit your level of smoking and preference, available free or on prescription

·         carbon monoxide tests to keep you motivated by showing reduced carbon monoxide levels in your blood after quitting.

 

Hospital stop smoking service

Giving up smoking before any planned hospital treatment is the most effective thing you can do to speed up your recovery, even stopping smoking once you have been admitted can shorten your hospital stay. 

At our medical center, we have a team of stop smoking advisers working with inpatients, outpatients and staff to provide excellent evidence-based support to smokers to help them quit.

They offer free, confidential advice and support through their weekly clinics and inpatient service. Stop smoking medications can be arranged while you are in hospital helping you avoid the long walk outside to find a smoking area.

The advisers work closely with community services as well and can refer you to your nearest advisor once you are ready for discharge.

Support can be provided on a one-to-one basis or if you feel you would benefit from the support of other smokers then stop smoking support groups may be your preferred option. Our specialist service has high success rates and is particularly effective with highly dependent smokers.

 

Pregnant women and new mums

If you are pregnant or have children under the age of five, our specialist counselling service is tailored to suit your specific needs. We offer one-to-one support and can also support your partner and other family members who would like to stop smoking.

 

Benefits of Smoking Cessation

30 min.

Pulse rate slows, blood pressure normalizes

Hours

Carbon monoxide level drops

2 days

Smell & taste come back

72 hrs.

Lung volume increases

Months

Shortness of breath diminishes

1st Year

Risk of heart attack declines

2-3 Years

Risk of heart attack is gone

A few years

Risk of cancer the same as non-smoker

Other Benefits

Improved social acceptability

Substantial cost savings over time

Benefits

Improved social acceptability

Substantial cost savings over time

 

Stop smoking success stories

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