Current research suggests that smokers are approximately 2.5 times as likely to need treatment in an ICU or to die from COVID-19.
- Smoking damages the lungs and weakens your immune system. This makes it more likely smokers will get complications and take longer to recover from an illness.
- Secondhand smoke in the home and in other enclosed spaces also poses a risk. Children and those with existing health conditions are particularly at risk and smokers should take every effort to protect them from exposure.
- Smokers are also much more likely to get other health problems at a time when the NHS is under strain from COVID-19.
One You Plymouth practitioners provide the support needed to enable you to stop smoking and will be able to continue to offer support until you feel completely confident to remain smoke free. Remember, you are four times more likely to quit for good with support.
There are a number of ways we can support you as you become Smoke Free including Champix and Nicotine Replacement Therapy which are available on prescription and these medications will be discussed with you on your first appointment along with the other options.
If you would like to be seen with another family member or a friend this can easily be arranged.
Home visits are available for pregnant smokers living in Plymouth.
Three reasons to quit smoking
Quitting dramatically increases your chances of living a longer life. It takes just 20 minutes for your body to start healing once you quit smoking, starting to repair the damage done by all those years smoking.
Quitting smoking will not only help reduce the health risks to your family from secondary smoke but can also help encourage your loved ones to stop smoking too.
Being Smoke Free not only improves your health but will improve your bank balance too. On average, stopping smoking 20 cigarettes a day will help you save around £70 a week.
Book Your Appointment
We have a number of appointments across the city, running 6 days a week including Saturday and Wednesday evening, that you can attend for your free Stop Smoking appointment.
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