When you smoke it damages your immune system, reducing your body’s defence against infections, such as coronavirus (COVID-19).
Smokers are therefore at greater risk of:
- getting serious respiratory infections
- infections lasting longer and being more serious than a non-smoker
It's never too later to quit smoking, your body starts to repair from the moment you stop smoking.
We offer 12 weeks of telephone support, with vapes and nicotine replacement therapy sent straight to your door. We can also offer face-to-face appointments.
Appointments with our stop smoking advisors are usually provided within two weeks.
I want to quit - what's next?
Did you know you are three times more likely to quit smoking with the help of your local stop smoking service?
At Live Life Better Derbyshire we provide support, help and advice to help you make a successful quit attempt.
We know quitting isn't easy but our friendly stop smoking advisors will support you with tips, information and advice on the range of stop smoking medications available to you.
Live Life Better Derbyshire provides support to smokers aged 12 and over living in Derbyshire.
What we offer:
- telephone support sessions
- one-to-one support
- access to free nicotine replacement therapy including patches, mouth spray, gum, inhalators and lozenges
- access to free vape starter kits and a 12 week supply of e-liquid (vapes are only available to adults only and are not currently available for pregnant clients)
- advice on stop smoking medications
- useful tools to help you quit
Who can take part?
To take part in our free stop smoking programme you must:
- be over 12 years old and live in Derbyshire (excluding Derby)
- want to stop smoking completely
- be willing to meet with your stop smoking adviser at agreed dates and times
How do I join?
If you're interested in taking part in Live Life Better’s stop smoking programme you can call Live Life Better Derbyshire on Freephone 0800 085 2299 or take part in our online health MOT.
Find out about health benefits of stopping smoking, and the money you can save.
Quitting smoking is the best thing you and your partner can do for your baby. Visit our smoking in pregnancy page dedicated to helping pregnant mums to quit.
There are lots of other tools, support and help on offer too. Visit our useful tools page to find out more.
Stop smoking medications
Nicotine is extremely addictive and that’s the main reason that people struggle to stop smoking.
Your Live Life Better Derbyshire advisor will talk about stop smoking medications and help you chose the right product for you.
We offer nicotine replacement therapy. NRT is a medication that gives you with a small amount of nicotine but without the tar, carbon monoxide and other chemicals found in tobacco smoke.
It can help reduce the side effects of stopping smoking, such as bad moods and cravings, which can happen when you stop smoking.
NRT is available in a range of forms including patches, gum, inhalator and mouth spray.
Your stop smoking advisor will discuss with you which product will be best to help you to quit smoking.
Vapes are age restricted products and we can only provide them to those over the age of 18.
If you think you may wish to use a vape with us, please be prepared to prove your age during your first consultation. You will be asked to do this by emailing a photo of your ID to our secure inbox.
More information is available at NHS Smokefree.