Quitting smoking can make a drastic improvement to your lifestyle and health. From breathing more easily and preventing cancers and heart disease through to saving money and having better sex, the benefits of stopping smoking are numerous.
Around half of all long term smokers will die of a tobacco-related disease and, on average, smokers can expect to live 10 years less than non-smokers.
There are a number of ways to attempt quitting smoking:
Our main stop smoking services are delivered by the below organisations:
Location: Several locations in the city, plus a specialist service for pregnant women
Phone Number: 0300 200 0011
Stop Smoking in Pregnancy number: 024 7696 1391
Location: University Hospital, Clifford Bridge Road, CV2 2DX
Phone Number: 024 7696 4760
All services are free and confidential.
Whether it is counterfeit or smuggled into the UK to avoid Duty - it is a major health issue. Counterfeit cigarettes can contain higher levels of nicotine, more harmful carbon monoxide and can incorporate an unhealthy mix of chemicals including arsenic, cadmium, benzene and formaldehyde. If you suspect illegal tobacco is being sold, please report it.
Reliable information to help you be smokefree is available from:
You can also contact the Health Information Centre - based at the main entrance of University Hospital - for information on conditions, treatments, local and national support groups and much more. Call the centre on 024 7696 6051 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.