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Stop smoking in 2017

This article was first published on: 7 October 2011

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

Stop smoking in 2017

Smoking is associated with many illnesses and diseases affecting most parts of the body, particularly your heart and lungs.

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 £250 leaving you healthier and wealthier.

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

What do we offer?

  • Friendly and informal support offered at venues in and around East Renfrewshire.
  • Telephone support for those discharged from hospital.
  • Drop in at Barrhead Health and Care Centre, Tuesday evenings, 5.30pm-6.30pm (NO appointment required)

Smokefree Services Guarantee

  • A warm welcome
  • A personalised quit plan unique to you
  • The best tried and tested way to quit
  • Friendly support from highly skilled advisers
  • Free Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) or Champix
  • We're here for as long as you need us

What's available locally

East Renfrewshire Smokefree Services are available in your local community and every pharmacy. We have a number of drop in services across the area:

  • Smokefree Services Drop In (12 week support programme)
    Barrhead Health and Care Centre, G78 1SW
    Tuesdays 5.30pm - 6.30pm
    No appointment required
     
  • Smokefree Services Information Point (advice and information only)
    Barrhead Health and Care Centre, G78 1SW
    Tuesdays 2pm-5pm (advice and information)
    No appointment required
     
  • Smokefree Services Information Point (advice and information only)
    Eastwood Health and Care Centre, Clarkston, G76 7HN
    Mondays 9.30am - 12pm (advice and information)
    No appointment required
     
  • Telephone support
    For enquiries and support and includes continued support following discharge from hospital.

Behavioural support is available for those who chose to use an e-cigarette to stop smoking. Contact the service for more information.

Either submit the form below or call us on 0141 451 0757.

iCM Form
  1. About You
  2. About Your Smoking
  3. Consent
    1. Please read the following statement: I would like a member of the East Renfrewshire Smokefree Service team to call to provide further information on stopping smoking. I agree that by submitting this form my details can are placed on East Renfrewshire Council’s computerised information system. I/we understand that this process will automatically inform East Renfrewshire Council. (ERC) of any previous contact I/we have had with ERC’s Community Health and Care Partnership. I am enquiring as an individual and by submitting this form I understand I am are giving consent.

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