Case Study – 30 year smoker shares the benefits she has seen from being smoke free

Age of Client: 53 Why they decided to give-up smoking: Improve her health Past attempts: Patient has tried to stop smoking using Champix before but she has always ended up smoking again. What made them contact the service: Patient contact the service for support due to COVID-19 and she was worried about her health.  

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Alcohol Awareness Week

This week (16th-22nd November) is alcohol awareness week, and the theme this year is alcohol and mental health. According to charity Alcohol Change UK, over half (53%) of UK drinkers have turned to alcohol for mental health reasons during the pandemic, such as feeling anxious, stressed or worried, feeling bored, having trouble sleeping, or feeling

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Case Study

Age of Client: 61 Why they decided to give-up smoking: To improve their health   Past attempts: Patient has tried to stop smoking a number of times What made them contact the service: GP Experience of the service: “it was excellent very helpful, I really appreciate the support!” Medication used: 16 hour patches, gum and

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Joyce’s Story

Age of Client: 26 Why they decided to give-up smoking: Patient decided to stop smoking due to her pregnancy Past attempts: Patient has tried to stop smoking a number of times What made them contact the service: King George’s Hospital recommended the service Experience of the service: “it was great, I stopped instantly and that

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Smokers With Covid-19 Are 14 Times More Likely To Develop Severe Disease

Gov UK recently released a study from China that shows the impact of Covid-19 on smokers and the people around them who are exposed to the second-hand smoke.  “The evidence clearly shows COVID-19 virus attacks the respiratory system, which explains why smokers are at greater risk”; the airways and lungs are damaged by smoking and secondhand

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Covid-19 and Smoking

Am I at greater risk from Covid-19 if I smoke and how? Yes, Coronavirus attacks the lungs and respiratory system. If you smoke, you are more vulnerable to serious infection with coronavirus because the lungs are already weakened. We have small brush like hairs in the airways called Cilia which move mucous, inhaled debris and

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This has been one of the best times I’ve had, to think that giving up smoking is hard. I found it very easy a lot of it was down to the encouragement from the staff and the environment they create. The best thing I’ve done in years.
Terry - 07/02/2019
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