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Are you a smoker in Nottingham city looking to quit? This Stoptober, why not start your quit attempt with Stub it!

Smoking is one of the biggest causes of ill-health and death in Nottingham. The high levels of lung cancer, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary disease (COPD), and heart disease in Nottingham city are linked to the higher-than-average amount of smokers in the city, with 21% of adults smoking tobacco every day.

As well as damaging your health, smoking is an incredibly expensive habit. The average smoker spends over £2,000 a year on cigarettes alone. That’s an awful lot of money, especially in the current cost of living crisis.

To help make Nottingham a healthier city, the Stub it! Stop Smoking Service provides free and personalised treatment to create a quitting programme that works for you. Over 12-weeks, our advisors will use a variety of methods (including vapes) to help make your quit attempt a success, adapting it to your specific goals, needs, and reasons for quitting.

Since 2018, the Stub it! team have seen over 5,000 patients, with 40% of our graduates quitting for good. 99% of people who have used the service came away extremely satisfied with the support we provided and said they would be happy to recommend the service to friends and family.

Stub it! is available to all Nottingham city residents aged 12 or over. To start your quit attempt with us you, you can call the team on 0115 824 0583 (option 2), email [email protected], or fill out the registration form on our website. 

You can also sign up in person by speaking to the GP+ reception team between 4pm and 8pm (Angel Row entrance). For further updates from the team including tips on assisting your stop smoking journey, follow our Stub it! page on Facebook.