Stop Smoking Virtual Sessions

If you are worried about coronavirus and trying to quit smoking to reduce the risk of complications, we can help you by providing virtual stop-smoking sessions.

Dr Nick Hopkinson is a respiratory consultant and, in a video posted on Fresh, says quitting smoking is an important way for individuals to reduce their risk of complications from coronavirus because smoking increases the risk of lung infections. You can watch the full video below.

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=2648016755468859

Research in the journal Nature shows that lungs have a “magical” ability to repair some of the damage caused by smoking if you stop smoking completely. Evidence shows that in those who quit smoking, up to 40% of their cells looked just like people who had never smoked, even when a patient had smoked a pack a day for 40 years! If you need support, One Small Step can provide telephone or digital sessions to help you quit. We’ll also be able to arrange for you to receive the best Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) products including gum, nasal sprays and patches on prescription from your GP or provide it directly, free of charge if you are eligible. To get in contact call: 01392 908 139 or take the online assessment.

I wasn’t in a good place last year, I found out I had cancer and COVID made that harder to deal with. I knew I was drinking more than I should. The hospital told me about OneSmallStep and I’ve not looked back. The regular support has been amazing, I talk to my Health Trainer Debbie each week and she really takes the time to understand what’s going on for me. I feel like I’m in control of my drinking now and that’s given me confidence to tackle the challenges life is throwing at me.
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