Research shows you have a better chance of quitting smoking and staying quit with the support from a specialist stop smoking service.
Setting a quit date and stopping is a better option, research shows that you are more likely to quit and stay quit. We are commissioned to support those who are aiming to stop smoking completely.
We offer a 12 week programme, and our advice is to use all pharmacotherapy for 12 weeks, to ensure a successful quit.
The Stop Smoking practitioner will work with you to set a quit date, ideally within two weeks of your first appointment. The full course is 12 weeks in length but by 12 weeks you should be well into your life as a non-smoker.
The Stop Smoking practitioner will monitor how you get on with the products and they can be adjusted in quantity or swapped for another product at any point within your journey.
Nicotine isn’t the cancer causing/harmful substance in a cigarette, so it can be safely used to help quit smoking.
It’s never too late to improve your health! No age is too old. Stopping smoking at any age will bring benefits to your health.
Yes, you can use a nicotine replacement therapy and its less harmful than smoking. Ideally, we like to use as least amount of NRT as we can. Our practitioner can discuss the best option for you.
Yes – we offer telephone appointments on Saturdays.
We were granted permission to begin using them as a stop smoking aid in Surrey from April 2022.
Exactly the same as for our Nicotine Replacement Therapy program, based on eligibility criteria we would support our clients for up to twelve weeks. That means we can supply Surrey clients with an E-cig and E-liquid for twelve weeks that includes behavioural support via weekly telephone consultations.
Public Health England report that vaping is 95% less harmful than smoking. One of the main reasons for this is because E-cigs do not contain tar or carbon monoxide, which are two of the most harmful elements of smoking tobacco.
The NHS report ‘Using E-Cigarettes to Stop Smoking’ states that E-cigarettes are carefully regulated in the UK to ensure the products are of good quality and safe to use.
Our blog ‘how to quit vaping‘ is a great place to start.
Here are a couple of ways to try to quit vaping:
The NHS Better Health website also has some handy tips that might help.
It is UK law that anyone under the age of 18 cannot use an E-cig. Currently we are also unable to provide them as a smoking aid for pregnant smokers.
According to the NHS there is no research to suggest this is the case, unlike second-hand smoke from a cigarette that has been proved to be harmful. https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/quit-smoking/using-e-cigarettes-to-stop-smoking/
Although this seems a valid concern, Cancer UK report that evidence does not back this up in the UK with E-cig use statistically being confined to ex-smokers of tobacco, and use of E-cig in non-smokers currently still being very low.
Yes. One You Surrey offers E-cigs in combination with a patch for best results, though it can also be used as a stand-alone product.
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We use a company called ‘Totally Wicked’ who provide our E-cigs and E-liquid. There website answers many questions about their products and support, live chat is also available. https://www.totallywicked-eliquid.co.uk/. Their helpline is: 01254 692244.
Once you have completed the course with us, we will contact you at 6 and 12 months to see how you’re getting on. Following the course, all clients will still have access to Gloji Gym, which is our virtual online gym. As a healthy lifestyle service, there are also other pathways your practitioner can discuss with you, if you feel you require further support.
Throughout the programme there are various resources that will support you to make changes to your lifestyle. Some of these include a workbook, a portion beaker, a food label checker card and more. These are either sent to your home address or sent digitally.
There’s lots of support available and it’s up to you how much you access. You can opt to join our private Facebook and WhatsApp pages/groups, as well as the weekly 1-to-1 contact with your practitioner. Progress calls can be arranged as and when you feel you need that bit of extra support as well – we’re here for you! Each week you will receive emails with the course content for you to look back over. You will also have access to The Gloji Gym which is an online physical activity platform with live and on-demand classes.
The sessions will be delivered by trained practitioners and involve presentations, videos, interactive tasks and lots of discussions. Key topics that we cover are portion sizes, food labels, fats, sugars, habits, snacking and much more! We’re always happy to answer any questions you have, so we’re sure to be able to help.
Online groups are delivered using a platform called Zoom. You need an internet connection and access to a laptop, tablet or mobile phone. Don’t worry if you’re not overly confident with using Zoom, we do have step-by-step instructions to help you log on and a member of staff will be available for tech support over the first few weeks of the course, if needed.