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Yeah BUTT!

…I don’t smoke that many…

Yeah BUTT!

…I only do it to be socialable…

Yeah BUTT!

…they calm my nerves…

 

Is now the time to QUIT the excuses and QUIT smoking!

There are many benefits to giving up smoking, but particularly for people with mental health difficulties.  As well as the huge health benefits and financial savings, it can also reduce the symptoms of mental health problems and improve the effectiveness of anti-psychotic medication (doses of medication are often greatly reduced if you quit smoking).

If you think the time is right for you to give up smoking, have a chat with your care co-ordinator or doctor, or look online to find out about support services you can access.

There are also lots of useful websites that offer support and encouragement to help you quit smoking. The NHS Choices site is just one:

The NHS Choices site is just one:

Click the image to visit the Stop Smoking pages now.

Link to Stop Smoking Site

But don’t be too hard on yourself, if you are in the early stages of recovery it may feel too stressful a time to try to give up and it has to be at a time that feels right for you.  But if you are well into your recovery and want to make a major positive change in your lifestyle and longer term chances of enjoying good health, then it might be the right time for you.

 

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Getting help is the right thing to do