Support service for those who wish to give up smoking. Patients may be referred or can contact the service direct. Group and individual support offered and advice regarding aids to quit smoking.
This service is open to anyone who lives or works in any of the Southend wards. the service offers free advice on a journey to a smoke free future. The patient has the option of booking an appointment with either a GP stop smoking advisor ( normally a HCA or practice nurse), a local pharmacy that has signed up to the stop smoking scheme (participating Pharmacies found on our website URL/link section below) and lastly the option of signing up to one of the listed Vape shops ( via the link )
There are many choices of Nicotine Replacement Therapy and other medications such as Champix ( cannot be used if planning a famiky or if you are pregnant ).
The services incorporate many different venues, but during pandemic and social distancing there will be sufficient telephone support through a stop smoking programme.