Smoking Advice Service – Support Options

Whenever someone is referred or contacts the service they will be offered a choice of support that suits them best.  The choices of support include group, one to one, telephone, home visits and pharmacy support.

Group Support

Sessions run once a week for 6 weeks with a further 6 weeks available if needed. Each session lasts 45 mins. Groups are friendly and informal where clients will receive support along with fellow smokers.

One to One Support

Smokers will see the stop smoking advisor on a one to one basis.

Telephone Support

Smokers will receive support over the telephone from an advisor if they are unable to visit a venue.

Home Visits Support

Advisors can provide support within a smoker’s home if they are housebound or struggle to get out.

Pharmacy Support

Smokers can also visit their local community pharmacy without an appointment and receive up to 12 weeks worth of support. Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) can be prescribed through this service and many pharmacies are now prescribing ‘Champix’ as well.

Follow Up

Those who have been registered with some form of support will be followed up at 4 weeks, 12 weeks and 52 weeks post quit date to determine smoking status and offered further support if required. Follow ups generally happen via a telephone call if permission has been given to do this.

For more information about these sessions call the freephone number on 08085 20 20 30  or email grampiansas@nhs.net .

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