Help to Stop Smoking
NHS Forth Valley provides local clinics to help people give up smoking.The clinics have a high success rate with about three quarters of people who attend staying stopped at four weeks.
Alternatively you can ask your GP, nurse or community pharmacist for advice and support or contact Smokeline, Scotland’s national stop smoking free helpline on 0800 84 84 84 (8am-10pm, 7 days a week) or visit, www.canstopsmoking.com.
All NHS Forth Valley premises have a complete smoke-free policy – including hospital grounds as well as the indoor public places – in order to promote health and reduce the danger of breathing in second hand smoke.
Smokefree Homes and Car Pledge
Sign up today!! – Forth Valley already has over 1300 residents who have pledged to keep their homes and cars smokefree. Signing up is FREE and easy – click on the link below, and either print out and send us back your pledge (there is a FREEPOST address) or email back to us at: FV-UHB.FVStopSmokingService@nhs.net
All residents of Forth Valley can sign up – not just smokers, and you can sign up to get a FREE home safety check from Scottish Fire and Rescue Service too.
Having a smokefree homes means you, your family and your pets are safe from the 4,000 different chemicals given out in cigarette smoke – which cause short and longer-term health issues. Smoke lingers in the air for 5 hours after the cigarette has been smoked, and can seep invisibly into or out of open windows and doors. Taking your smoking outside – or even better stopping, helps protect you and your family.
More information available at www.rightoutside.org
NHS Forth Valley is looking for organisations who would be willing to partner with them and commit to completing ‘Smoke-free’ pledges with their workforce and clients, both smokers and non-smokers.
The number of pledges completed would be entirely up the organisation. Some companies may find this a useful way of determining numbers of non-smokers in their organisation and using this in a social influence approach; for example ‘86% of our workforce does not smoke’
The Stop Smoking Service would provide coded pledges and additional written information to go alongside the pledges. The service would be able to track completed pledges, and get in touch directly with the organisation regarding numbers.
Organisations, who sign up, will be presented with a framed certificate which they can display.
Any organisation willing to sign up should contact firstname.lastname@example.org with further details and the stop smoking team will be in touch to discuss further.
Falkirk Stop Smoking Clinics
|Every Wednesday||4.00pm – 6.00pm||Camelon Health Centre|
Stirling Stop Smoking Clinics
|Every Wednesday||4.30pm – 6.30pm||St Ninian’s Health Centre|
Clackmannanshire Stop Smoking Clinics
|Every Tuesday||5.00pm – 7.00pm||Clackmannanshire Community Healthcare Centre|
All Community Pharmacies in Forth Valley offer 1-1 stop smoking support for up to 12 weeks for those 12 years and over.
Patches, gum and other NRT products can be provided. Pharmacies offer a local and convenient service
where you can attend when it suits you.
Hospital Stop Smoking Service
For those patients who are admitted to hospital and wish to stop smoking, advice and intensive support
will be provided along with NRT (Nicotine Replacement Therapy) where appropriate.
Patients who are coming into hospital for an operation and who wish to stop smoking can be referred prior to admission.
Ask your Doctor or Nurse in charge of your care to refer you.
Stop Smoking in the Workplace
Your workplace may have a stop smoking course available. This would give you a chance to attend a 7 week programme in the convenience of your workplace.
Alternatively your occupational health department may offer one-to-one support.
For more information please contact 01786 433293/433295.
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