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Stopping smoking is one of the most important things you can do for your health. No matter how long you’ve smoked, if you give up smoking you’ll reduce your risk of developing a range of diseases. Quit smoking today and in 48 hours' time, your lungs will be in a stronger place to face any nasty bugs and illnesses.

By quitting, you’re helping to protect your family and loved ones from second-hand smoke, reducing their chance of related complications. Exposure to second-hand smoke increases the risk of complications from respiratory infections.

LiveWell Dorset offers free advice and coaching to support your quit attempt. They can provide you with 8-10 weeks of NRT (nicotine replacement therapy patches and gum) free of charge, delivered to your door. Consider how e-cigarettes could help you to quit.

One of the most effective ways to quit smoking is by using medication such as Champix along with 12 weeks of advice, support and encouragement from a local health professional. Depending on where you live, LiveWell Dorset can connect you to a local pharmacist or GP for 1:1 support to stop smoking. These sessions are free, and also include stop smoking medication, such as Champix or NRT, whichever you prefer, to help relieve your cravings.

LiveWell Telephone coaching sessions will help you to become smoke-free by supporting you to identify the things you think are preventing you from quitting and working out how you can overcome them. You will also be encouraged to set a quit date as part of your quit attempt.

You’re four times more likely to quit for good when you access local support. Create your stop smoke plan with the support of a LiveWell Coach.

Stopping smoking brings immediate health benefits particularly to the heart and lungs. It’s never too late to quit. Start stopping today.