Stop Smoking Service
Quit smoking with our Stop Smoking service!
Our NHS Stop Smoking Service can help you quit smoking. The service consists of individual (one to one) sessions with trained Stop Smoking Pharmacist Advisers .
The dangers of smoking increases the risk of lung cancer, emphysema and heart disease, and can also lead to many more ill health conditions.
Smoking is very addictive, therefore it becomes very challenging to stop without additional support. Stop Smoking Advisers are available to help you STOP SMOKING!
This service is provided in partnership with NHS Croydon, Croydon GPs and other health care professionals.
Take your first step to quitting by calling us on 020 8760 0035
The Stop Smoking Service involves one to one sessions with our pharmacists. An initial
assessment will involve discussing your smoking habits and choosing a suitable product to support you quitting. This will be followed by weekly visits to follow-up your progress.
We will also provide you with practical advice and information to help you.
Why should I stop smoking?
Smoking can causes lung cancer and may also cause many other cancers and illnesses.
- Smoking kills around 114,000 people in the UK each year
- Of these deaths, about 42,800 are from smoking-related cancers
- 30,600 from cardiovascular disease
- 29,100 die slowly from emphysema and other chronic lung diseases
Some facts about cigarettes
- Cigarettes contain more than 4,000 chemical compounds and at least 400 toxic substances
- When you inhale, a cigarette burns at 700ºC at the tip and around 60ºC in the core. This heat breaks down the tobacco to produce various toxins.
- As a cigarette burns, the residues are concentrated towards the butt
The most damaging ingredients in cigarettes are:
- Tar, a carcinogen (substance that causes cancer)
- Nicotine which is addictive and increases cholesterol levels in your body
- Carbon monoxide which reduces oxygen in the body
- Components of the gas and particulate phases that cause chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD)
The damage caused by smoking is influenced by:
- The number of cigarettes smoked
- Whether the cigarette has a filter
- How the tobacco has been prepared
Contact us to sign up to our Stop Smoking Service