We are committed to helping people to stop smoking, probably the single most effective health intervention we and you (as a smoker) can make.
As part of the Brent Smoking Cessation programme, we offer the full range of support to help you quit including prescriptions for free patches, inhalators, pills and gum and we can measure your carbon monoxide level.
Everyone (even 60 a day for 40 years) can stop if they choose, though some do find it easier than others. You will start to notice the benefits very soon and your health benefits from day one.
Having support and aids is very useful. Please ask at reception or talk to your doctor or nurse. Some local pharmacies are also involved in the same scheme.
Here are some good resources to inform you and help you choose how and when to do it:
Smokefree - the NHS dedicated website with lots of advice and on-line aids. telephone helpline 0800 022 4 332 Mon to Fri 9am to 8pm, Sat and Sun 11am to 5pm
NHS Choices Stopping Smoking - a useful overview
QUIT - the national charity dedicated to smoking cessation
Brent PCT Smoking Cessation service - Tel 020 8795 6669 (their website is currently unavailable but an overview s available here)