King George Surgery

King George Surgery

135 High Street, Stevenage, Hertfordshire. SG1 3HT

Current time is 15:52 - We're open

NHS

Telephone: 01438 361111

Out of Hours: 111

Stop Smoking

Smoking – Reasons for giving up

  • Smoking is the biggest single preventable cause of death
  • Lung cancer kills 38,000 people per year in the UK
  • Bladder cancer and stomach cancer risk is doubled
  • Smokers are twice as likely to die of a heart attack
  • On average a smoker shortens his/her life by five minutes for each cigarette smoked
  • Children of smokers are more likely to get chest and ear infections
  • Women get increased risk of abnormal smear or osteoporosis

How to stop

  • Decide on a definite date to stop
  • Get your partner or friend or family to stop with you
  • Put the money aside that you would have spent and treat yourself later
  • Tell everyone you are going to stop

What else can help?

  • We run smoking cessation clinics for our patients – tel: 01438 361111
  • Nicotine chewing-gum or skin patches can help with troublesome withdrawal symptoms.
  • If you wish to quit smoking, text QUIT plus your postcode to 88088, or go to www.nhs.uk/smokefree or www.facebook.com/nhssmokefree or call Smokefree on 0800 169 0 169 (weekdays 9am – 8pm, weekend 11am – 5pm), or textphone 0800 169 0 171.
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Acupuncture

What can you gain?

  • Your chances of avoiding a heart attack and lung cancer will improve
  • It will help that smoker’s cough
  • Your breath, your hair and your clothes will stop smelling of stale tobacco
  • If you are pregnant, your baby will stand a better chance of being born healthy
  • There is a lower risk of osteoporosis for women.
  • Pay less tax!
  • Save money
  • Reduce risks related to passive smoking of those around you
  • Cheaper life/health insurance