Stop smoking

Get help to stop smoking

Research shows you are 3 times more likely to quit smoking successfully with support.

Here are some tips that may help you stop smoking.

  • Get some help - contact Living Well using the contact details on this page.
  • Plan ahead to help you cope with stressful situations.
  • Pick a quit date that will be stress-free and stick to it.
  • Take it one day at a time.
  • Pair up with someone else who wants to stop so you can support each other.
  • Avoid situations where you might be tempted to smoke.
  • Keep track of the money you’re saving and treat yourself.
  • Read the quit smoking information and advice from the NHS.

Living Well Rochdale can provide you with free, tailored support to help you quit permanently.

Living Well Rochdale information - including stop smoking clinics

Paan, bidi and shisha advice

Just because you don't smoke tobacco doesn't mean it's safe.

It still causes cancer and can be as addictive as smoking. This includes paan, betel quid and chewing tobacco.

Information and advice about stopping smoking paan, bidi and shisha

Why you should stop smoking

Every cigarette you smoke causes real harm. Smoking is bad for your physical and mental health and hurts your lungs, stomach, skin, bones, brain, mouth and throat. 

2 in 3 long-term smokers die from smoking-related diseases, such as heart disease, heart attacks, lung disease, cancers and stroke. Half of these will die in their 50s and 60s.

The average smoker also spends approximately £2,500 a year on cigarettes and the effects of second-hand smoke are dangerous to your family and friends

So why not consider giving up smoking?