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It is well known that respiratory conditions are impacted on much more for smokers then for the general population. Although the exact risks associated with COVID-19 are still developing we do know for any smoker recovery rates are slower and risk of infection are much higher and this is why it is so important now more than ever we make a change and QuitforCovid!

Not only are you helping yourself, you are also protecting those you live with and helping the NHS at a time when it is most in need of hospital beds.

Quitting can be hard but with our support you really can do it! Worried about now being able to go out and get your free Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) or prescribed Champix? Don’t worry, talk to us and we will do all we can to help you get what you need throughout your time with the service!

We know that although lockdown is easing and shielding will soon be paused there is still the possibility of a second wave and we need to do all we can to prepare ourselves for this. Stopping smoking is one of the best ways to do this and could potentially reduce the severity of symptoms and possibility prevent a hospital admission.

We all have issues in our lives which may affect our health in some way. You may want to stop smoking, get fitter, control your weight, or have a healthier diet, reduce your stress levels or just feel better about yourself.

If you want to stop smoking but don’t know where to start a healthtrainer will be able to help you work out exactly how to begin your quit process, set a quit date and provide you with Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) to support you in quitting and making your quit a successful one.

Healthtrainers are friendly, understanding and supportive. They will help and encourage you to achieve a successful quit and maintain the quit for good.

Did you also know we support anyone who wants to stop smoking from the age of 12 and up!

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‘I thought it would be really tough during lockdown but because I usually smoked around people it was easier than expected as there was no one to offer me a cigarette to make me succumb’

‘As much as I miss the pub and going for a pint, it not being open has helped me stop smoking and cut down on drinking, as having a pint and a cigarette with my mates was my go to most nights’

‘Giving up smoking benefits everyone. When I move about I can breathe better, and feel better’

‘Probably the hardest thing he has ever done (quitting smoking) but the one thing that has given him the best positive benefits’ such as ‘ improving taste – tomatoes taste so much better!’ ‘improved exercise tolerance – not so out of breath going upstairs’

‘By stopping smoking you will be part of the East Ridings Smokefree Generation. We want smoking to become a thing of the past, why not be a role model to the next generation and stub out the habit for good!

The NHS healthtrainers provide Smoking Cessation clinics throughout the East Riding of Yorkshire at locations including Bridlington, Goole, Withernsea, Beverley, Hornsea, Driffield, Gilberdyke, Brough, Snaith, Market Weighton, Hessle, Hedon and Pocklington. Not only this but we also provide Video Consultations and telephone Support!

How do I get quit?

If you have picked up one of our RED or GREY leaflets, please complete the slip on the inside back page and post to the healthtrainers office in Bridlington:

Healthtrainers Humber NHS Foundation Trust
19 Quay Road
YO15 2AB

For more support with stopping smoking text QUIT to 60163

Call: 0800 9177752
Email: HNF-TR.healthtrainers@nhs.net

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Step One

You will be contacted immediately upon the referral being received to book an appointment to see a healthtrainer face to face or to join a drop in clinic.

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Step Two

During your first session your healthtrainer will set you a quit date and talk to you about maintaining the quit and how to set goals to ensure you achieve the stop smoking status.

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Step Three

You will be required to attend weekly to accept your NRT treatment and talk through with your healthtrainer any issues, concerns or barriers to fulfilling you’re quit.

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Step Four

You will be asked to give a CO reading which will determine your smoking status as a quit or non-quit.

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Step Five

If you achieve quit status at week 4, you will be offered further guidance, support and motivation to maintain the quit beyond the treatment intervention along with Nicotine Replacement Therapy or alternative pharmacotherapy.

This is a FREE and CONFIDENTIAL service.

You can contact healthtrainers weekdays between 8am and 8pm Monday-Friday across East Riding and Saturday clinics are also available between 9am and 3pm.

More then 10 million adults smoke cigarettes in Great Britain. We know that two thirds of current smokers would like to quit, is this you?

Unfortunately over half of all regular cigarette smokers will eventually be killed by their addiction. Every year over 100,000 smokers in the UK die from smoking related causes.

For more help or to talk through your options please give the healthtrainers a call on 0800 9177752 or e-mail HNF-TR.healthtrainers@nhs.net

Check out these key facts to look at stopping smoking.

Did you know?

Smokers are four times more likely to succeed at quitting with NHS support:

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Office Hours : We are open: Monday – Friday 8am-8pm
Weekends 9am-3pm.