New Year…New You!

New Year…New You!

by Lesley Doherty

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all!

New year is a fantastic opportunity to make some significant improvements to our lives! Let’s turn those New Year resolutions into reality!

What is a new year’s resolution?

New Year’s resolution is a tradition in which a person resolves to continue good practices, change an undesired trait or behaviour, accomplish a personal goal, or otherwise improve their behaviour at the beginning of a new year.

The perfect time to finally quit smoking and better your health!

Did you know? “Only 4% of people quit smoking when going “cold turkey”.


Support – Did you know you are three times more likely to succeed with behavioural support and medication?


We offer free specialist advice and support to those who would like to quit smoking.


Our tailored support sessions include: –


  • Finding the right Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) product for you
  • Providing behavioural support to help break habits and tweak behaviours that trigger the desire to smoke.
  • Motivational ongoing support sessions for up to 8-12 weeks
  • E-Cig and products delivered to your home or collection from a local Pharmacy.
  • Choose face to face sessions or have the convenience of a telephone session with fully trained Smoking Cessation Officers
  • Appointment times to suit you, we offer evening appointments too!
  • See our new FREE app My Quit Route to receive comprehensive 24/7 Support!

*NEW* We now also offer vapes which is free for anyone that wishes to make the switch from smoking to vaping. Clients will receive a Vape Kit which includes the Aspire PockeX vape device, coils and E-Liquids.

If you or someone you know would like to quit smoking, you can refer by calling the service or completing a referral form online:

Make a referral online: or by phone: 0800 013 0553.


The Stop Smoking Service is for everyone which includes yourself (if you’re a smoker) or why not talk to your family and friends about the service we offer!


Here are just a few comments from our clients: –


“Having being a smoker for thirty years plus I never thought I could give up. I can’t say it has been easy but this service I have received has been second to none.”



Claire was absolutely lovely and very helpful indeed. It’s been 6 weeks today, but feel like my body is still adjusting to not having smoke related chemicals so still not feeling my best. But apart from that, BP is lower 124/72 taste improved and breath better. Money we have saved have bought a new Treadmill to get ourselves even fitter… gonna do a 10k run hopefully in a few weeks time…so best thing my wife and I ever did was quit fags…”



“Felt Help and support was always there no real pressure to give up just long term real benefits to do it put me in the right frame of mind (think if I was pressured I would not given up) plus support from my family real helped”



“The service I received was very helpful. Had a phone call every week and medication throughout. I am so happy to say I no longer smoke”



“After a heart attack I was referred to this service. They helped me to transfer to vaping and also give me useful tips to aid in keeping to from smoking. All in all it has been of great assistance!”


How much will you save?  Please read our self help guide for some inspirational information on saving £££’s and health benefits to encourage you to becoming smoke free!

And it doesn’t stop there, the health benefits are incredible, take a look!


Every journey starts with the first step, we are here to help you every step of the way along your Quit Route by investing in your future health!


We can’t wait to hear from you!


We do not offer one to one Vaping Support Cessation; however, we have produced a useful, supportive Guide to Quit Vaping, please click below to download this guide. If you are a Parent or Carer of a young person under 18 who is vaping there is supportive guide, see below. If you need support, please call us on 0800 013 0553.


Smoking in Pregnancy – SIP

We have a Smoking In Pregnancy specialist advisor who can support you for up to 8-12 weeks with your quit attempt, there is also a support guide, see below.


Key FactsStatistics on NHS Stop Smoking Services in England – April 2022 to March 2023 (Q4, Annual)

People successfully quitting (self reported) Of 176,566 people setting a quit date, 95,400 (54.0%) were successful.

Of those successfully quitting, 14.6% had their results confirmed by Carbon Monoxide verification.

Quitting success (self-reported) increased with age 46.5% of those aged under 18 were successful, compared to 57.0% of those aged 60 and over.

Pregnant women successfully quit after setting a quit date.

Of the 13,846 pregnant women setting a quit date, 6,389 (46.1%) were successful.

Of the pregnant women successfully quitting, 30.9% had their results confirmed by Carbon Monoxide verification.