QUIT FOR COVID

Coronavirus is a respiratory infection. It affects the lungs and airways.

If you smoke now is the time to quit to help you stay healthy.

Quitting smoking is one of the best things you’ll ever do for your health.

Our Health Coaches are providing personal support in line with social distancing guidelines, including over the phone or video call. They can provide you will advice, guidance and motivation to quit smoking for good at this important time.

BENEFITS OF QUITTING

Quitting smoking is one of the best things you’ll ever do for your health. Many smokers want to quit but aren’t sure of the best way to go about it.

How hard is it to quit smoking?

The least effective method is to try to quit unaided (going ‘cold turkey’). You’re four times more likely to quit with our free support than if you go it alone. By using the support that’s right for you, you’ll be boosting your chance of success.

Here’s one of our Health Coaches, Alison, who gives some tips on how you can quit smoking:

View our Smoking Cessation Timetable 2020 to find out what where and when our smoking cessation clinics are this year.

For your health

What happens when you quit smoking? From the moment you stop smoking, your body starts its recovery process. Within just 72 hours, your breathing will become easier. Your bronchial tubes begin to relax and your energy levels will increase. Other benefits include:

  • Your sense of taste will return and you will enjoy the taste of food more.
  • Your fertility levels will improve, along with your chances of having a healthy pregnancy and baby.
  • You’ll experience less stress and lower anxiety.

For your friends and family

More than 80% of second-hand smoke is invisible and odourless, so no matter how careful you think you’re being, your friends and family still breathe in harmful poisons.

This puts them at risk of illnesses including cancer, heart disease and lung disease. By quitting and not exposing them to second-hand smoke, you will protect the health of your loved ones.

For your wallet

Smoking is an expensive habit and you might not realise how much you’re spending on cigarettes. On average, most people will save around £135 each month by quitting.

The adds up to over £1,600 per year. Think of the other things you could be spending that money on too!

Your local stop smoking service in Haringey

Our service will provide you with advice, support and encouragement to help you to quit smoking. We’ll tailor your be smoke free programme to your specific needs and give you advice on what stop smoking aids would help you to quit smoking.

Find out what types of stop smoking aids are available on our blog post, 3 easy ways to quit smoking.

If you’d like to become smoke free this year, sign up to our Be Smoke Free programme (Select ‘Be Smoke Free’ from the dropdown menu.)