What to expect
Your branch surgeries Stop Smoking Service has trained Health Care Assistants on hand to support you, either one-to-one or in a group. The sessions usually start a couple of weeks before you quit.
Many people find that sharing the experience with others is really helpful.
Why it helps
The Health Care Assistant will be able to tell you about nicotine replacement products and other stop smoking medicines. They can also recommend which product or combination of products could work for you.
Need a little motivation? Your adviser can measure the levels of carbon monoxide in your body (the CO level) using a carbon monoxide monitor. The monitor shows how your CO level drops to the same level as a non-smoker’s, just 24 hours after your last cigarette.