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03/21/2018

Stop Smoking Services offer gold-standard support

The NHS Stop Smoking Services offer the best chance of quitting. Last year, just over half of those setting a quit date with Stop Smoking Services were successful.

Today you can sign up for free support via emails, texts and social media at One Day Quit. But there’s an even wider range of free support, advice and medication available from the NHS Stop Smoking Services all year round.

Stop Smoking Services provide quitting support tailored to your needs. You might feel more comfortable with telephone-based support, help in a group session might appeal to you or one-to-one counselling might be more your cup of tea.

There’s also a range of prescription medications available to ease your transition to a life free from nicotine addiction. These are broadly split into nicotine-replacement therapy (NRT) and other medications.

Replacing nicotine without the dangerous chemicals from cigarettes

Giving up smoking can be hard because nicotine causes addiction in much the same way as heroin or cocaine and is just as addictive as these ‘harder’ drugs. But it’s not all bad news. Using NRT can increase your likelihood of quitting by 50-70 percent.

It’s recommended that NRT is used for between 8 to 12 weeks and different products can be used together to get the right dose of nicotine for you:

  • Nasal spray – provides the quickest and strongest dose of nicotine and can be particularly useful for heavy smokers. A meta-analysis of the different types of NRT suggested that nasals sprays offer the greatest increase in likelihood of quitting;
  • Lozenges – give short bursts of nicotine over 20 – 30 minutes;
  • Inhalators – look like plastic cigarettes and may be helpful if you miss the physical aspect of smoking;
  • Patches – slowly release nicotine directly into the bloodstream and can be used all day or also overnight;
  • Gum –provides short bursts of nicotine;
  • Microtabs – dissolve under the tongue to give a nicotine dose more discreetly.



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Hest Bank Dental Care has completely cured us of our previous loathing of dentists and dental practices…you know you are in safe hands and that the team do everything possible to relax you and ensure the treatments are as comfortable as possible.
Sandi & Polly Haythornthwaite
Love this practice! Total trust in your abilities and expertise.
Patient at Hest Bank Dental Care
Always a pleasure to visit.
M. Caygill
Very friendly staff, I wouldn’t change my dentist for the world.
A. Rashid
The whole ambience is very pleasant, lovely waiting room and great views. Kate has done wonders with my teeth. A caring team where everyone works together.
Mrs. Light
I'm always put at ease by the compassionate, professional staff.
Patient at Hest Bank Dental Care
My dental nurse (Charlie) was excellent, it would be lovely to have her every time.
S. Todd
Everyone is always so kind, gentle and helpful. I have always felt that I’m in safe hands.
David Dale
Lovely, relaxed appointment. Sofia was lovely and explained everything very well.
S. Hardie
Even with having work done, Stuart made Phoebe (age 9) smile.
Patient at Hest Bank Dental Care
Always a happy place, everything is explained in detail. Very pleased with service.
Patient at Hest Bank Dental Care
Absolutely wonderful service, caring & very professional staff x A*A*A*A*A* highly recommended - superb dentist -the best!
Emma T
Thank you for your expertise and kindness.
Patient at Hest Bank Dental Care
Always very welcoming, friendly and reassuring.
Patient at Hest Bank Dental Care
Excellent dentist, lovely warm and welcoming staff. I love my Dentist Stuart, always chatty and makes you feel relaxed.
Shane
I like the up-to-date technology.
Patient at Hest Bank Dental Care
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Patient at Hest Bank Dental Care
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Toby Bush
Lovely, pleasant place to come – both staff and premises spotlessly clean.
Patient at Hest Bank Dental Care
Very pleased with my first appointment, Sofia was very thorough and pleasant.
D. Mclaughlin
Our whole family attend Hest Bank Dental Centre it is a fabulous, friendly and caring practice. The whole team make you feel very welcome at every visit. Highly recommend
Tracey
Bolton le Sands
I won’t see anyone else.
Patient at Hest Bank Dental Care
I love the dentist.
H. Payne
Friendly and approachable (Stuart and Gen).
P. Gallagher