Smoking

Declaration on tobacco control

In November 2016 Nottingham City CCG signed the Nottinghamshire County and Nottingham City Declaration on Tobacco Control. Through this we are showing our commitment to reducing smoking prevalence and health inequalities within our communities.

 

 

New Leaf City Stop Smoking service

Stopping smoking is the single biggest step towards dramatically improving health and life expectancy. Evidence suggest that smokers are four times more likely to stop for good if they have the right support from a local NHS Stop Smoking service.

New Leaf City Stop Smoking service is a free, friendly and confidential NHS service for smokers in Nottingham city who want to stop. 

It is a free service which supports the use of Nicotine Replacement Therapy, Zyban and Champix. The service offers more than 50 local groups, one-to-ones and drop-in sessions each week in Nottingham. People can also use the telephone service if it is difficult for them to get to one of the sessions.

We strive to make the service accessible and appropriate for as many people as possible. Giving up smoking may be especially difficult for those with special needs and so specialist advisors work with people with mental health or learning difficulties, and with people in hospitals, day centres and prisons. Our aim is to offer a flexible approach to delivering a service to those with special requirements.

Contact New Leaf Nottingham City, the free NHS stop-smoking service, offering support from friendly, specially-trained advisers, on 0800 561 2121 or Text NEW to 80800.

Risks of smoking

The risks of smoking to health are well-publicised, with 22% of all male deaths and 11% of all female deaths being smoking-related. Giving up smoking can reduce the risk of developing many smoking related illnesses such as lung cancer and heart disease.  Within 10 to15 years of giving up, an ex-smokers' risk of developing lung cancer is only slightly greater than someone who has never smoked.
 

Benefits of giving up

The benefits to health of giving up smoking include being able to breathe more easily, reduction in the risk of serious disease, improvement in circulation and increased fertility.

Breathing in second hand smoke has also been proven to pose health risks for non-smokers.  By reducing smoking in the home and many public places these risks can be reduced.  Smoke-free environments help reduce the risk of serious disease to everyone and smoke free homes can reduce illnesses in children such as pneumonia, bronchitis, wheezing and asthma.
 

Useful contact details

For further information on giving up smoking contact:
  • New Leaf – Nottinghamshire’s NHS Stop-smoking service on 0800 561 2121
  • The national NHS Smoking Helpline on 0800 169 0169
  • Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) website www.ash.org.uk

The risks of smoking

The risks of smoking to health are well-publicised, with 22% of all male deaths and 11% of all female deaths being smoking-related. Giving up smoking can reduce the risk of developing many smoking related illnesses such as lung cancer and heart disease.  Within 10 to15 years of giving up, an ex-smokers' risk of developing lung cancer is only slightly greater than someone who has never smoked.

Harry’s heart-warming effort – Radford Change Maker stops smoking after 42 years!

A Change Makers volunteer has successfully stopped smoking after 42 years with inspiration from Change Makers for Heart Health and New Leaf Nottingham City support.

Read more: Harry’s heart-warming effort – Radford Change Maker stops smoking after 42 years!

The benefits of giving up smoking

The benefits to health of giving up smoking include being able to breathe more easily, reduction in the risk of serious disease, improvement in circulation and increased fertility.

Read more: The benefits of giving up smoking

Turn over a New Leaf

New Leaf is the free NHS stop-smoking service in Nottinghamshire. It offers support and advice through one-to-one or group sessions and provides information on how to obtain nicotine replacement therapy on prescription.

Read more: Turn over a New Leaf

Useful contacts

For further information on giving up smoking contact:
 
New Leaf – Nottinghamshire’s NHS Stop-smoking service on 0800 561 2121
 
The national NHS Smoking Helpline on 0800 169 0169
 
Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) website www.ash.org.uk