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Guide to Bury Stop Smoking Service
• Every 20 cigarettes shorten your life expectancy by 1.5 to 2 hours
• Smoking is the biggest single cause of ill health and premature death in
• Approximately 1 in 4 adults in the UK smoke.
• Around 106,000 people die each year from a smoking related illness
• Over 80% of all lung cancer deaths are caused by smoking
• Surveys show that at least 70% of smokers would like to stop
Bury Stop Smoking Service provides a non-judgemental & confidential
service to the residents of Bury, offering support whilst they are stopping
smoking. The service can provide information on all products supported by
the latest research available.
The NHS offer FREE help and support for people who want to give up smoking. Evidence shows that seeking professional help can increase your chances of stopping for good. Our specialist advisors can offer support or alternatively support may be available from your Practice Nurse, Pharmacist, Health Trainer, Health Visitor and midwife etc.
Support can be offered on a one-to-one basis, informal group basis in your local area or through telephone support by a trained stop smoking advisor.
Between 01/04/07 and 31/03/08, 1368 people stopped smoking in Bury with the help of the stop smoking service, which shows that you can do it with support.
The Stop Smoking Service and its trained Intermediate Advisors can offer advice on which product would be most suitable for the patient. Research shows that using Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT), Zyban or Champix doubles your chances of effectively stopping smoking for good.
NRT products are available on prescription. There is a wide variety of NRT products and they are all effective in helping you to stop smoking.
NRT is currently provided in 6 different products, which are:-
Alternative products available are Zyban and Champix which are non nicotine based tablets that work by reducing your desire to smoke and your withdrawal symptoms. They are not a magic cure and smokers will need to still be determined to quit their habit. Zyban and Champix are only available on prescription and are not suitable for all. A client's full medical history will need to be assessed by a trained stop smoking advisor.
Nicotine Replacement Therapy
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Bury Stop Smoking Service can be contacted on:
Text name and postcode to 81066
Email: [email protected]
Other support numbers / services
NHS Helpline – 0800 022 4 332
NHS Pregnancy Helpline – 0800-169-9-169
Useful Web Sites
Resources/health information can be accessed by Health Professionals by
registering on www.buryhpac.nhs.uk
Alternatively, NHS stop smoking literature can be obtained free of charge from
The message for the public is:
Did you know that Bury Stop Smoking Service
provides free, confidential support and advice
on stopping smoking and information on a wide
variety of products including NRT, Champix and
Zyban to increase your chances of quitting for
No Smoking Day is on
Wednesday 11th March 2009 so there is no
better time to think about stopping
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