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Stop Smoking Service
Find out more at the Better Health website where there is information about the benefits of quitting. You can hear from smokers who have quit and find the support that’s right for you.
The Warrington Smokefree Service is where you can see a local stop smoking adviser face-to-face. All the support you receive is free and you can choose between group support or one-to-one.
Call Livewire Lifestyles now on 0300 003 0818 or visit livewirewarrington.co.uk/lifestyles
Smoking and pregnancy
Pre-conception for smokers
If you are planning to conceive, it’s best to quit smoking before becoming pregnant.
Women who smoke are over three times more likely to take over one year to conceive and smoking can significantly reduce fertility in men. IVF is 2x more likely to be successful for non-smokers.
Warrington Stop Smoking Pregnancy Service
If you are pregnant or planning to get pregnant you or your partner can access the Stop Smoking Pregnancy Service. Call 01925 662260 or 07770 341 468.
To help you quit you can use Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT). There are many pharmacies and drop-in clinics which give you the help and support you need to successfully quit smoking as well as advice on Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT).
NRT is available on the NHS prescription scheme, so it’s free for pregnant women. Those not eligible for free prescriptions can get 8 weeks of NRT for the price of one prescription charge.
In recent years, there has been an increase in the availability and general awareness of vapes (also known as e-cigarettes). Latest evidence shows that vaping is substantially less harmful than smoking and our most effective quit aid – particularly when provided alongside behavioural support.
Research has also suggested that e-cigarette use by young people is increasing. In addition, there is widespread concern that e-cigarette marketing is being targeted at teenagers who do not smoke rather than smokers trying to quit. However, there is clear advice from NICE (National Institute for Health & Care Excellence) that vapes should not be used by children and young people, or those who do not currently smoke, as nicotine is an addictive substance and the long-term risks are not yet known.
The Director’s of Public Health across Cheshire and Merseyside endorse the advice from England’s Chief Medical Officer, Sir Chris Whitty: “If you smoke, vaping is much safer. If you don’t smoke, don’t vape.”