Support to quit
Our trained stop smoking advisors offer friendly, non-judgemental advice and support across the county. The advisors can give you tips and information while working with you to beat your cravings and change your smoking habits. Your advisor can also discuss the range of stop smoking medications and help to choose the right one for you. If you would like to use an electronic cigarette or vaporiser, we can still help you break free from tobacco use; let your advisor know that you have your own device and they can work with you to stop smoking.
Your first session will last for 20-30 minutes with follow-up sessions of 10 minutes to complete the 12-week course. Sessions are face-to-face, but advisors may also be able to offer a telephone support on request.
Support is available in most GP surgeries as well as at participating pharmacies. Contact your local GP Surgery or Pharmacy for further details.
Find surgeries and pharmacies offering a stop smoking service
Wiltshire Health Trainer service also offers tailored support for smokers to quit. Our Health Trainers work with you to improve your health and make positive lifestyle changes. Your Health Trainer can assist you every step of the way to achieve and maintain your goals. The service is free and available for adults aged 18 and over.
To speak to a Health Trainer, call 0300 003 4566 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
How much can you save?
You may be spending more money on smoking than you realize. You probably already know that quitting smoking is good for your health. But were you aware of just how much money stopping smoking can save you?
The average male smoker has 12 cigarettes a day and the average female smoker has 11 a day, which works out as 360 cigarettes a month for men and 330 for women (based on 30 days in a month).
That's £154.80 a month and £1,857.60 a year for men, and £141.90 a month and £1,702.80 a year for women that could be saved by giving up smoking.
A 20-a-day smoker can save up to £60 a week, £255 a month and £3,060 year by stopping smoking.