Support To Quit
We have a trained advisor waiting to chat and answer any questions you may have via our Facebook page. You’ll get all the same help and support remotely as well as peer support from people going through the same journey. Search @smokefreewarrington for more details.
Our 1 to 1 appointments give you the opportunity to speak with an advisor privately. We’ll create a plan of action to help you on your journey to quitting and you’ll have tailored, individual support every step of the way.
Products To Quit
Electronic cigarettes are battery-powered devices that allow the inhalation or vaping of an aerosol containing propylene glycol, vegetable glycerine and nicotine, which has the option of being flavoured. E-cigarettes do not contain tobacco; they are inhalable aerosols which heat a solution containing nicotine. While nicotine is addictive, it does not cause smoking-related diseases such as cancer. E-cigarettes have become a popular stop smoking aid, and people who use them with the help of local stop smoking services are more likely to quit successfully. While there is a long history of research on the long-term effects of smoking, there is little data available for the long-term effects of e-cigs. The full benefit of using e-cigs is from stopping smoking entirely.
18 and over only
Champix is a prescription medication taken twice a day, once at breakfast and once with your evening meal for a 12 week period. Champix is not available if you are pregnant. If you have a pre-existing medical condition, you will need to discuss this with the advisor as not all treatments are suitable for everybody.
Zyban is a prescription medication which you take twice a day, once at breakfast and once with your evening meal for a 9 week period. It comes in tablet form and should be taken two weeks before your quit date to help with the overall nicotine cravings.
(It is advised you speak to your doctor before taking either Champix or Zyban.)
Patches are normally worn around the clock and can be stuck onto your arm or a discreet place underneath clothing. Patches will release nicotine directly into the bloodstream and work effectively for a 16 to 24 hour period.
Lozenges can be bought in mint or cherry flavour. Once one has been placed in the mouth it slowly dissolves and releases nicotine into the body.
Nicotine chewing gum – is available in two strengths and is dependent on how much you smoke. It is recommended that 4gm gum is the appropriate amount for people smoking approximately 20 cigarettes a day. Once the gum becomes either hot or strong, rest it on the inside of your cheek and remove after one hour.
Nasal spray is recommended for heavy smokers and is ideal for a swift and quick dose of nicotine through the nose. The nasal spray should be sprayed once into each nostril twice every hour. When used regularly it is the fastest of way of getting nicotine into the bloodstream in comparison to the chewing gum and lozenges.
Microtab is a small tablet you place underneath the tongue to dissolve. It is recommended that you avoid swallowing or chewing the Microtab as there can be unwanted side effects. Microtabs are suitable for those who are reducing the amount of cigarettes they are smoking each day.
Mouth spray is a liquid spray which tastes similar to strong mouthwash. For maximum effect one spray should be directed to the inside of your cheek or under your tongue.