What help can I get?
You do not need to feel alone when you give up smoking, it will be difficult so you will need as much support and help as possible. It is good to tell friends and family as they will help and encourage you to give up and they will be there on the days you are feeling down.
Newport: Tuesdays at Isobel Centre Pan Estate 10am-2pm. Wednesdays at St James Square 10am-2pm. Thursday Evenings at Mill Court (opposite KFC) 5-6pm.
Ryde: Mondays at Co-op car park 12-2pm.
or contact us on: 554545 to make an appointment
- We are a confidential service and won’t share your personal details with any other organisation without your express permission.
- The ability to get Nicotine Replacement Therapy (patches, gum etc) free for 4 weeks.
- We have the expertise to support you through the process of quitting with experienced, friendly and committed NHS Stop Smoking Advisers.
- Your local GP Surgery may also offer a service.
- Online support is available through this website
What to expect from the service:
- You can get all the support you need when giving up. You will work with a trained advisor.
- Your advisor will encourage you to set a date to stop smoking, and then help you prepare to quit.
- Your level of addiction will be assessed and based on this the advisor can advise you on the best treatment to help you quit.
- Your advisor will also talk to you about strategies to help you change your behaviour from being a smoker to a non-smoker.
- The Advisor will support you through the five-week treatment programme.
Stop Smoking Five Week Treatment Programme
This is the Standard Treatment Programme consisting of weekly sessions with your advisor either at a drop-in or in a one-to-one situation. Each week your advisor will check your carbon monoxide levels using a monitor to measure the fall in carbon monoxide in your body when you stop smoking.
The first session is spent planning and setting your ‘quit date’ (the day you will stop smoking). Your advisor will talk to you about giving up smoking, assess your level of dependence on nicotine and discuss which products are the most suitable for you. You will be given your nictotine repacement products so that you are ready to go on your chosen quit day.
Often this visit is the day of your quit or just after. Your advisor will talk to you about how you have been and what to expect in terms of withdrawal over the next week. The advisor will help you develop strategies you can use to help you deal with cravings.Your advisor will make sure that you have the medication that you need and talk to you about how it works.
Week 3 and 4
These sessions are aimed at supporting you to stay stopped, reviewing your medication and helping you to stay focussed and motivated.
This is the last week of the programme and you have been smoke-free for 4 weeks! Evidence shows that smokers who manage to stay quit for 4 weeks have a greater chance of going onto become long term quiters. Your advisor will prepare you to contine with your quit alone. But remember you can always call us for advice on 554545
It’s a good idea to start an exercise program like going to the gym, fitness classes or swimming as this will keep you busy. It will also help if you experience putting on weight as a result of giving up smoking. Talk to your doctor who will be glad to help. Exercise will give you more energy and help you relax and relieve stress.