Smoking Cessation

Review carried out by: HCA
Frequency of review: Check with surgery
Appointment Duration: 10 min
Current status: Available
Many people don’t realise that their GP can help them quit smoking. Your doctor can do a lot, such as enrolling you in a “stop smoking” clinic, and prescribing nicotine replacement therapy, such as patches and gum, or stop smoking medication such as Champix. Cigarettes are addictive, and self-control alone might not be enough for you to stop entirely. Give yourself a better chance of success by using nicotine replacement therapy (NRT). This is available on prescription from your GP, from your local stop smoking service or from a pharmacist.