The Practice is always keen to support and encourage any patient to quit
Please discuss this with any of the doctors or nurses and they will be
happy to help! Or contact New Leaf on: 0800 3897712
Giving up smoking on your own can be a hard and daunting task ...
Help is at hand!
North Nottinghamshire New Leaf is a service that offers advice and
support for smokers who want to quit.
New Leaf provides:
Specially trained advisors offering support, encouragement, information
and friendly advice; A 6-8 week support programme which is proven to
double your chances of a successful quit attempt; No waiting list to
join the group; Nicotine Replacement advice and information.
No Lectures - Just friendly support.
If you want to stop smoking, we are here to
Phone: 0800 3897712 for information about New Leaf.
Please phone the above number to arrange a meeting with an advisor at
the Tin Hat Centre or another local venue in a relaxed and informal
There are many good reasons
to stop smoking
There are no good reasons to continue
For more information and support in Ashfield, Mansfield and Newark and
The Good News
Blood pressure and pulse return to normal. Circulation improves,
especially in hands and feet.
oxygen level in your blood increases to a normal level.
The chances of a heart attack start to fall.
Carbon monoxide leaves the body. The lungs start to clear out mucus
Nicotine it no longer found in the body. Senses of taste and smell
Breathing becomes easier. Energy levels increase
Circulation improves throughout the body.
Breathing problems improve. Lung efficiency improves by 5-10%
Risk of having a heart attack falls to about half that of a smoker.
Risk of lung cancer falls to around half of that of a smoker. Risk
of a heart attack falls to about the same as someone who has never
Do you really want to stop?
Here is a checklist of reasons for giving up:
I want to improve my health
Iím tired of smelling of smoke
I donít want my children to become smokers
Itís anti social
Iím afraid of getting cancer
I donít like being addicted
I have better things to do with my money
If you're ready to stop make an Action Plan:
Decide when youíre going to stop
Get rid of your cigarettes and ashtrays the night before
Let friends and family know that your giving up
Ė and donít forget to
call 0800 3897712.
Break the habit - you may need to change your routine for a while
Think about nicotine replacement therapy
Getting through the first days:
If you need to put something in your mouth, try sugar free sugar gum -
keep it healthy and non-fattening
If you need to do something with your hands, find something to fiddle
with Ė a pencil, coin or ring. Anything but a cigarette
Try drinking juice or eating fruit when you feel like having a cigarette
Be sensible with alcohol. A few drinks can make you 'forget'
youíve given up
Congratulate yourself Ė everyday without a cigarette is an achievement
Take one day at a timeÖ
Itís a clichť but it works. Make your goal to get through today without
smoking. It is easier to do this each morning than worry about how you
will manage without cigarettes for the rest of your life.
ĎWhat if Iíve had a cigarette?í
Donít give up giving up! Go back to stage 1 and make tomorrow the day to
start again. Think about why you had a cigarette and how you can avoid
the same situation in future. If you really feel youíre not ready to
stay stopped, then have a break.