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Kicking the habit

You probably already know that smoking is harmful to your health, but many smokers find it difficult to quit. For information on giving up smoking visit the NHS Smokefree website

Benefits of giving up

According to NHS England there are 10 benefits to giving up smoking:

  • Being able to breathe more easily
  • Increased energy
  • Lower stress levels
  • Reduction in the risk of serious disease
  • Improvement in circulation
  • Increased fertility
  • Studies suggest you will be three times more appealing to prospective partners than smokers
  • Improved smell and taste
  • Younger looking skin
  • Whiter teeth and sweeter breath

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If you would like help and support to stop smoking, contact a service near you

NHS Smokefree

The NHS Smokefree service supports your journey towards quitting smoking. Get the right information, advice, and support so that you don't have to do it alone.


Your Health Notts - Stop Smoking

Stub it!  - Access a 6-week stop smoking programme if registered with a Nottingham city GP. Self refer through the website or contact your GP and ask to be referred.


Live Life Better Derbyshire

Freephone 0800 0852299 or 01629 538 200


Support and free stop smoking medicines for adult smokers, registered to a Derby GP practice.

Useful links and contacts


Shisha smoking

Shisha (sometimes known as water pipe or hooka)

Shisha is a mixture of tobacco, molasses/sugar and fruit flavourings. It tends to be smoked through a water pipe.

Shisha smoking can be as damaging, addictive and dangerous as cigarettes. Shisha smokers are at risk of the same kinds of diseases as cigarette smokers, including cancer and serious lung disease.

There are many myths associated with Shish. These facts will help dispel some of those myths.

For more information about Shisha go to the British Heart Foundation website.


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