Giving Up Smoking

Smoking contributes to one third of all cancer deaths, with 90% of lung cancer deaths being directly linked. 17% of deaths from heart disease are also smoking related. The NHS spends £2.7 billion a year treating disease caused by smoking.(1)

Smoking Cessation Services (Stafford & Surrounds CCG)

GP Practices are no longer able to provide smoking cessation support and prescriptions to new patients wishing to quit smoking. (Existing patients on smoking cessation programmes, as of 1st April 2017, will continue to be treated until their 12 week programme has been completed).

There are no local commissioned services within general practice to prescribe Champix and Zyban. 

Any patient who requires to stop smoking should be directed to the local Health & Wellbeing Planner to provide information, advice and guidance on how to lead a healthier lifestyle.

The Health & Wellbeing Planner is available here:

Useful Websites

NHS website

Action on smoking and health (ASH)

Smoking Status

You can also tell us about your smoking status.