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18 October 2022 - Roy McPartland

Free stop smoking service for local NHS staff

Deciding to quit smoking is one of the best things you can do for your health, but it doesn’t make quitting easy. You are more likely to stay quit with the help of specialist targeted support and medication. Now NHS colleagues in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland can access such help for free from 3 October, thanks to local Staff Tobacco Dependency Teams.

The ‘Let’s Quit Together’ support service includes:

  • 12 weeks free, friendly, and confidential support and advice
  • digital support via an app with 24-hour access to a virtual advisor
  • Wide range of resources to suit your style of quitting
  • Face-to-face support with onsite Tobacco Dependency Teams or support via MS teams.
  • Access to free nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) and E- Cigarettes via the app delivered directly to your door

The service would usually cost around £200 for patients but this staff-only service is totally free and confidential, and the Tobacco Dependency team will be as flexible as possible to suit your schedule. Your attendance at all appointments will be supported by line managers where possible.

On average a smoker who quits on average can save around £4,368 a year by not buying cigarettes.

Ready to start your journey to quitting? Fill in this quick self-referral form to start the process and a Tobacco Dependency Advisor will be in touch.

The staff tobacco dependency offer is a free, accessible service to NHS employees and is part of The CURE Project. For more information please email the Staff Tobacco Dependency Team: [email protected]

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