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Quit smoking with Pompey Quit

occupational-health-tree-300x180Would you like to commit to quitting smoking this year? Would you like free treatments and advice from a specialist smoking cessation adviser on campus?

Why not make a positive lifestyle change like so many other staff and use the onsite sessions with Pompey Quit? Did you know that you are four times more likely to quit and stay quit with smoking cessation medicines and face-to-face support?

Sessions run fortnightly on a Tuesday from 12.30pm–1.30pm in the Nuffield Centre, room 2.12. The next session is on Tuesday 10 March. Support is also available through the Pompey Quit helpline in between drop-in clinics.

If you have smoked regularly over a long period of time, your body becomes dependent on nicotine. To avoid the potential effects of nicotine withdrawal which can thwart attempts to quit (cravings, headaches, irritability and sleeplessness) come along and speak to Sue, the Pompey Quit stop smoking adviser, who can recommend medicines to manage these symptoms and help you quit smoking for good. Sue is able to provide FREE nicotine replacement therapies, such as sprays, patches, gum and lozenges, so a visit to your GP may not be necessary.

If you would prefer to source help and advice yourself on the benefits of stopping smoking, quitting techniques or finding a stop smoking service near you, please use the information on the NHS web pages.

If you feel that smoking is affecting your health or your work, you can ask your manager for a referral to the Occupational Health Service.

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