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What help is available?

At Live Life Better Derbyshire we can provide support, help and advice for you to successfully stop smoking for good.

Let our fully trained Stop Smoking Advisers support you through your quit attempt with tips, advice and stop smoking products or medication on prescription. You are four times more likely to quit with our help, compared to going it alone.
The nicotine found in cigarettes, and other tobacco products, is very addictive which can make it hard to stop. For your best chance of stopping follow these simple steps:
• Get help – don’t try to do it alone. Live Life Better Derbyshire has trained Stop Smoking Advisers who can help you every step of the way.
• Plan your quit date and stick to it.
• Ask your family and friends to support your quit attempt.


Programmes and support we offer
 

• Community providers; such as GP Practices, Pharmacists, Telephone Support Service
• Specialist Stop Smoking Programmes (for people with more complex medical needs, such as pregnant women, etc.); Rolling Groups, Telephone Support Service
• Workplace Groups
We have an expert team who design and deliver our stop smoking programmes; in addition to providing direct stop smoking support, our team also train all our local community providers.

Our advisers know all about the best products to help you stop smoking. They also have years of experience of offering advice and guidance, based on the latest evidence base, about what techniques, strategies and support can help you stop for good.


Am I eligible for this programme?


To access this free programme you must:
• Be over 12 years old and live in Derbyshire County.
• Want to stop smoking completely.
• Be willing to meet with your Stop Smoking Adviser at agreed dates and times.
 

How do I access stop smoking services
 

• You can ring our Freephone 0800 0852299 or 01246 515550 (local rate)
• Or visit our website and follow the link to book onto the programme www.livelifebetterderbyshire.org.uk
• Or Text ‘LLBD’ free on: 80800
• Or Email: [email protected]

Helpful Tools


https://quitnow.smokefree.nhs.uk/
http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/smoking-(quitting)/pages/treatment.aspx
http://www.nhs.uk/tools/Pages/Toolslibrary.aspx?Tag=Stop+smoking
https://www.bhf.org.uk/heart-health/risk-factors/smoking

FAQ’s

Q. Which service is right for me?
A. Our service will consider your smoking habits, any medical condition you may have, how many times you have tried to quit before and where you live, in order to recommend the most appropriate service for you.

Q. How much does this service cost?
A. This service is free for everyone. You may be asked to pay prescription charges for your stop smoking products or medication.

Q. Can I start off by just cutting down the number of cigarettes I smoke?
A. We are a stop smoking service so when you join our service we will expect you to quit smoking completely on your agreed quit date. Cutting down is not the best way to finally quit smoking and to stay quit.

Q. How much support will I receive?
A. You will receive weekly support from your Stop Smoking Adviser, either face-to-face or telephone, depending on the service that is appropriate for you, for a minimum of 4weeks quit. We will continue to support you less frequently until you are 12 weeks quit.

Q. Do I need to do anything?
A. Yes, we will expect you to commit to the programme and follow the advice and support of your Stop Smoking Adviser. We will also require you to attend a face-to-face clinic, even if you are receiving telephone support, when you are 4weeks and 12weeks quit in order to obtain your carbon monoxide(CO) verification. This is done by blowing into a CO Monitor to test the CO levels in your breath; this will verify whether you are a non- smoker.

Q. What if I struggle to stop smoking?
A. We know that sometimes, depending what is going on in your life, that the time might not be right for you to stop smoking. You can always come back to the service when the time is right for you to stop smoking. We may also be able to offer you the support of a Wellbeing Worker, who can help you through those difficult times in your life.
 




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