Smokefree Blackpool - your starting point for stopping smoking.
If you’re ready to quit, we’re ready to help! You choose the right level of support for you
Find out here what the best help options are for you, from face-to-face support to medication or simply going it alone
What do you want to do?
1. Support via an app
Try our free quit smoking app
Our quit smoking app is like having a specialist advisor with you 24/7 – all available from the comfort of your smart phone.
This fantastic app can help people to quit at any time of the day and can provide support when you need it most. The app has been tested and especially chosen by our expert team and we are confident it will help you to quit. It is free to download for Blackpool residents.
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2. Support to stop smoking in my pregnancy
Stopping smoking is the best thing you can do for your baby.
We know that it can be difficult to stop smoking. But we also know that you want to give your baby the best possible start in life.
The risks of smoking during pregnancy are serious, from premature delivery to increased risk of
- Sudden infant death
Quitting smoking is one of the best things you and your family can do to help your baby develop healthily during pregnancy and beyond
No matter what stage you're at in your pregnancy, it's never too late to stop smoking.
It can be difficult, but smoking is much more harmful to your baby than any stress quitting may bring.
For the best support, speak to your midwife who will be able to refer you directly to the Blackpool Maternity Stop Smoking Service.
3. Stop smoking medications
The two main stop-smoking medicines are Champix and Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT).
Champix is a tablet that you take for 12 weeks. It is non-addictive and very effective at controlling cravings.
You would need to request this medication from your GP and they will be able to confirm is this mediation is suitable for you.
NRT comes in a range of different forms, all of which contain nicotine but are safe and free from all of the dangerous chemicals which are found in cigarettes. NRT includes products such as the skin patch, chewing gum and lozenge.
You can buy these products yourself off the shelf in a variety of shops such as supermarkets and pharmacies.
Using medication can help manage your cigarette cravings and reduce withdrawal symptoms.
You will find it easier to get on with your life without constantly thinking about smoking.
These medications only work if you use them properly and follow the full course.
You can gain advice on using these products through the range of support options listed above.