Smoking

Smoking is still one of the biggest causes of ill health in our population, and we know that people who are able to quit can lead longer, healthier lives.  It’s not just for you – your family and friends can be impacted by second-hand smoke, and children can be affected even more.

It’s not easy to quit, but with the right support and medication, you can be 4 TIMES more likely to quit than by trying without help at all.

Once you quit smoking, there are improvements to your health within hours, and these improvements will get better for every week you stay quit.  Did you know you can get free online, text, phone, or app support to help you reach your Smokefree goal?

If you want more information on how you can quit, there are local services that you can get in touch with, depending on where you live:

Smoking support services
Birmingham You can get support, medication, and advice from nearly 300 pharmacies and GP practices across Birmingham.  Speak to your pharmacist or GP practice today to start your Smokefree journey.

Web:
https://www.birmingham.gov.uk/directory/46/stop_smoking_services

Solihull Help is available from the You+ shop in Chelmsley Wood, or with Health Trainers at Chelmsley Wood Library or Hobs Moat Library.  You can also get advice about your general health.

Web:
solihull.mylifeportal.co.uk/stopsmoking/

Phone: 0800 015 3265

Sandwell There is a range of stop smoking services available including: one to one support, group support, online help and specialist support for smoking in pregnancy.

Web:
healthysandwell.co.uk/our-services/stop-smoking/what-support-is-available/

 

Phone: 0800 011 4656
Text: GETHEALTHY to 87007

Walsall Walsall provides a qualified stop smoking adviser to help deal with the day to day challenges associated with stopping smoking.

Web:
go.walsall.gov.uk/healthywalsall/LIVING-WELL/Walsall-Stop-Smoking-Services

 

Phone: 01922 444044

 

For more information from the NHS Smokefree service, call 0300 123 1044 or visit NHS Smokefree

We Are Smokefree

From February 2020, Our Trust became Smokefree.  If anyone visiting our hospitals feels they need to smoke, they are advised that they must leave the grounds completely; this includes the use of e-cigarettes. This is in line with guidance from Public Health England and means that staff, patients, and their families can have a more pleasant arrival.

Did you know that fewer than 1 in 6 adults smokes? Join the increasing numbers of people that have quit for good by getting tailored advice on quitting from the NHS or your local council, shown above.