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I’ve tried quitting before


Did you know if you get professional support from trained professionals you are more than 4 times more likely to successfully quit for good?

The majority of smokers in Sandwell will have tried to quit smoking at one point in their lives. Just because you’ve tried to quit before and haven’t succeeded, it doesn’t mean you can’t do it.

As a smoker quitting is one of the hardest things you can do, but stopping smoking is the best thing you’ll ever do for your health.

You can access free support in Sandwell by filling in our quick referral form.


Here are our key tips to help you be successful:

It’s all in the planning

Spend some time planning your quit attempt. Think about what worked for you in the past, and what caused you to start smoking again. Think about how you can fight the cravings and avoid situations that might cause you to start smoking again.

Reward yourself

Why don’t you set yourself targets and reward yourself every time you hit a milestone. This could be treating yourself to something nice with the money you’ve saved.  Check out how much you could save with our handy calculator. These targets, no matter how small, can help you stay focussed and keep yourself motivated to carry on.

Focus on why you are doing this

What are the key reasons for you giving up? Carry something around with you that reminds you of this reason. This can help you stay motivated, even when you feel at your weakest.

Remember smoking is an addiction. Your body becomes dependent on nicotine if you’ve been smoking for a long time. Giving up smoking can cause withdrawal symptoms, which can include cravings and headaches.

Many people will use stop smoking medicines to help manage theses cravings. These medicines can be accessed through our smoking services and, if you don’t pay for prescriptions, are all free of charge. Some medicines can be bought from pharmacies and shops over the counter without a prescription too.

Still need help?

Send an enquiry to our friendly Healthy Sandwell team.

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