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Smokefree

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:

  • With one-to-one help from a local stop smoking service - services offer one-to-one support and free medication for up to 12 weeks to help in a quit attempt. Research suggests this is the most effective way of quitting - with smokers being 4 times more likely to successfully quit than without support. There are more than 100 different places which offer stop smoking support in Coventry - find the one nearest you
  • With telephone support - from the National NHS Stop smoking helpline - 0800 022 4332
  • With the help of a smartphone app - we recommend you use the NHS Smokefree app
  • With a Quit Kit support pack
  • By going it alone - many people simply go 'cold turkey' or use electronic cigarettes as an aid to quit. If you use e-cigarettes, we recommend you consider advice from the NHS
  • Visit your local library to help you stop smoking. Borrow one for free today like Prof Robert West's "The Smokefree Formula" (read the sampler first)

Stop smoking services

Our main stop smoking services are delivered by the below organisations:

Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust

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
E-mail: smokefree.coventry@covwarkpt.nhs.uk
Website: www.covwarkpt.nhs.uk/CoventryStopSmoking
Twitter: @CWPT_media

Stop4Life

Location: several locations in the city
Phone Number: 0800 612 4580
E-mail: help@stop4life.co.uk
Website: www.stop4life.co.uk/
Twitter: @stop4life

University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire

Location: University Hospital, Clifford Bridge Road, CV2 2DX
Phone Number: 024 7696 4760
E-mail: stopsmoking.service@uhcw.nhs.uk

All services are free and confidential.

Illicit tobacco

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.

Want to know more?

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 health.information@uhcw.nhs.uk.

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Public Health – Tobacco control

Email: publichealth@coventry.gov.uk

Tel: 024 7683 3397

Visit: http://www.coventry.gov.uk/publichealthteam

Council House
Earl Street
Coventry
CV1 5RR

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