If you want to give up smoking but don’t know where to start then don’t worry – help is at hand and it’s never too late to stop.
Whatever your age, however long you’ve been a smoker, you’ll start feeling better.
In fact, some of the good effects are almost instant.
Stop smoking advisers give free advice and information about how to stop smoking. Advisers also provide information about the free stop smoking services provided by every health board in Scotland – so it’s easy to find out what you need to know.
For all enquiries please contact us on 01786 433293. Our office opening hours are Monday to Thursday (8.30am – 5pm) and Friday (8.30am – 4pm).
Alternatively, input your details below and one of our stop smoking advisers will be in touch.
Did you know?
Stopping smoking is always beneficial to health and it is never too late to give up – and you are twice as likely more likely to successfully quit smoking with help and support.
More than 1300 smokers in Forth Valley stopped with support from a drop in clinic.
All Community Pharmacies in Forth Valley offer 1-1 stop smoking support and NRT (Nicotine Replacement Therapy) for up to 12 weeks for those 12 years and over.
NHS Forth Valley provides a Hospital Stop Smoking Service
For patients who are admitted to hospital and wish to stop smoking, advice and support will be provided along with NRT where appropriate. Patients who are coming into hospital for an operation and who wish to stop smoking can be referred prior to admission via our pre op assessment.
Ask your Doctor or Nurse in charge of your care to refer you.
NHS Forth Valley also provides specialist support to pregnant women
When you quit smoking both you and your baby feel the benefits immediately.
Taking your smoking outside – or even better stopping, helps protect you and your family.
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.
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.
E-cigarettes are 95% less harmful to your health than normal cigarettes
Electronic cigarettes are devices that deliver nicotine by heating and vaporising a solution that typically contains nicotine, propylene glycol and/or glycerol, and flavourings.
Best estimates show e-cigarettes are 95% less harmful to your health than normal cigarettes, and when supported by a smoking cessation service, help smokers to quit altogether (Public Health England 2015).
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