Stopping Smoking

Stopping Smoking

Stopping Smoking

If you would like to quit smoking, you can now text 'SMOKE' to 60777 to access our service!  

If you are a smoker wanting to quit, the Today is the Day website has information and support about starting your journey to a smoke-free life.   

Better Health - Stop Smoking

Are ready to start your stop smoking journey? What is your motivation?  As you will know, there are so many health benefits to stopping smoking such as:

After 20 minutes your pulse rate has returned to normal.

After 8 hours your oxygen levels are recovering and carbon monoxide levels have halved.

After 48 hours all carbon monoxide has cleared from the body and your sense of smell and taste are improving.

After 72 hours breathing will be easier and you will have more energy.

Between 2 and 12 weeks your circulation improves.

Between 3 - 9 months your lung function is improving.

After 1 year your risk of a heart attack compared to a smoker is halved.

After 10 years your risk of developing lung cancer compared to a smoker is halved.

Whatever your motivation might be, Live Well Stay Well are committed to helping you in becoming smoke free, let's make this year count! 

We offer 8 - 12 weeks of FREE behavioural support over the telephone and the option of NRT or E-Cigarettes


Thinking about stopping smoking?

No matter how long you've smoked for, quitting can help improve your health straight away. After quitting, nicotine will be out of the body within 48 hours and your ability to taste and smell will improve. After 1 year your risk of heart disease is about half compared with a person who is still smoking. Stopping smoking is the single most helpful thing you can do to improve your health and the health of the people around you.

Live Well Stay Well can also support those from age 12 to stop smoking.

On this page you will find useful online resources, information and advice to help you on your journey towards your stop smoking goals.  

Live Well Stay Well Coaches will offer you the support and motivation you need to provide the best chance of success, they can also talk to you about and prescribe Nicotine Replacement Therapy.  You are able to access face to face, video or telephone support on a one to one basis with one of our friendly advisers. By registering your details on our secure online form, you will have access to range of services to choose from as well as our self-assessment tools, digital goal setting and lots of other online resources too.  Why not register your details and see if you are eligible for one of our free support programmes?  

Find out more or  register today

Smoking puts people at greater risk of serious illness or mortality from COVID-19.  Find out more and book your vaccination here

Live Well Stay Well has already supported over 1,600 Bucks residents to quit smoking

Stopping Smoking

Our top tips

  • Have your final cigarette, don't doubt your ability to quit
  • Smokers are three times more likely to quit with the help of a stop smoking adviser 
  • Aim to spend the money you save by quitting, on something you really want
  • Spread the word! You're more likely to quit if you have support from friends and family
  • Find something that distracts you for when you get a craving; try going for a walk



Next Steps

Ready for a healthier you? To access our FREE support programmes, online goal setting tool and even more online resources:

Register Today