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East Renfrewshire Smokefree Community Services

Stop Smoking Services

Stopping smoking is the single most important thing you can do to improve your health and bank balance.

Smoking is associated with many illnesses and diseases which affect most parts of the body, particularly your heart and lungs.  However it is never too late to stop.  The health and financial benefits of stopping are almost immediate.  After 24 hours of stopping, carbon monoxide is no longer detected in the body and oxygen levels are much improved.  In the first month, the average smoker will save over £200 so you are healthier and wealthier all round.

For anyone who is considering stopping smoking, East Renfrewshire Smokefree Community Services offer free help and support as giving up is not always easy.  By coming along to a local group and using a stop smoking product you are giving yourself the best chance of success.

What do we offer?

  • Friendly and informal group support offered at Barrhead and Clarkston options of daytime and evening sessions
  • One to one sessions for those unable to attend groups
  • Telephone support for those discharged from hospital

Within in East Renfrewshire, all community pharmacies also offer support to smokers who want to stop.  Please ask your local pharmacy for details.

You can do it we can help

Whether you are stopping for health or financial reasons, practitioners can help you decide on the best way to stop smoking and stay stopped for good.  If you would like to attend a group for support or would like more information and advice, please telephone the service.


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