Want to stop smoking?
No one needs telling that smoking’s bad for your health (not to mention bank balance) but giving up is another matter. If you’ve tried stopping or always thought it would be too hard then our Stop Smoking service is for you. People who get help to stop are three times more likely to stop for good.
Why you should stop smoking
No matter how long you’ve been smoking, you’ll feel the benefits of giving up almost straight away. Your taste and smell will get better in just a few days, plus as your lungs clear you won’t get out of breath so quickly. If your loved ones are non-smokers, you’ll also improve their lives. And don’t forget about how much money you’ll be saving the average smoker spends over £4000 every year on smoking. That’s enough for a family holiday to America each year.
If you would like to talk to someone about this service and how it can help you then please call on us on 0333 005 0093 or fill out the sign up form here
The Healthy You, Healthy Schools Smoking Service For Young People
The Healthy You, Healthy Schools Smoking Service provides both smoking and vaping support for young people in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.
The aim is to provide a referral pathway for any young person who is smoking or vaping via a series of fully supportive and non-judgmental workshops which can be delivered on the school site in small groups or on a 1:1 basis by a member of the Healthy Schools team. This service replaces CamQuit and uses a behavioral therapy model to provide intervention and information tailored to the needs of the young people.
In addition to the workshops, informal drop-in sessions and/or lunch time stands can be provided to engage students throughout the school in conversations to help them make informed decisions about smoking and vaping.
More information as well as a bank of downloadable resources can be found here:
To find out more about the school based support, please contact: Paige Furnell, Healthy Schools Officer / Smoking Cessation Practitioner
The Kick Ash Programme
The Kick Ash Programme is a student led smoking prevention programme which is delivered in schools. It is based on a framework of peer mentorship and it is delivered in line with current NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) best practice guidance.
The Programme Aims are:-
• To reduce smoking levels between the ages of 13 and 15
• To encourage all young people to be proud to be smoke free/vape free.
• To discourage children and young people from starting to smoke/vape.
• To support those who want to quit smoking through the provision of a youth friendly stop smoking service.
Schools can find out more by clicking here