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Breathe easier in 2024 and celebrate a smokefree life.

29th December 2023

Stop Smoking

Want to quit smoking in 2024? Here is all the help you’ll ever need to quit. We are committed to supporting those who want to stop smoking as we offer a free and tailored stop smoking service across the Southern Trust area. You don’t need to quit smoking immediately, but you will start making steps towards it and we will give you as many appointments as you need.

Smoking is the single greatest cause of preventable illness and premature death in Northern Ireland. It contributes to many cancers, heart disease, bronchitis and asthma and other illnesses, including stroke, which causes over 2,000 deaths per year in Northern Ireland, all of them avoidable and many more are affected through passive smoking and vaping.

Smokers are constantly told that quitting cigarettes is one of the best things you will ever do for your health, but many still continue to do so.

Quitting smoking is hard, but with each attempt you learn more about what works for you and get closer to quitting for good.

Understand the Health Benefits of stopping smoking:

If you are looking to quit smoking, a great place to start is by aiming to achieve a smoke free January. Quit smoking is a difficult task but we are here to help. The cravings can be hard to resist and the withdrawal symptoms can make you question why you are quitting.

Stop smoking treatments help with managing nicotine cravings and other tobacco withdrawal symptoms. They also boost your chances of successfully quitting, especially if you get expert support.

We will provide information and support on:

  • How to prepare to stop
  • Setting a quitting date
  • Nicotine Replacement Therapy and Varenicline
  • Coping with withdrawal
  • How to stay stopped
  • Weight control
  • Relaxation techniques

Contact the Southern Trust Stop Smoking Service Team via: