Stop smoking

Relapsing is not uncommon among people trying to quit smoking, particularly during this uncertain time.  For Katrinea it was the stress of starting a new job that caused her to light up after stopping successfully for a year.

However, the 36-year-old soon realised that smoking didn’t help her anxiety, so she decided to quit for good with Livewell’s free support and Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT), which had worked for her in the past.

Carol is celebrating two months smoke free, using Livewell’s remote support and home delivery of treatments during lockdown.

The 56-year-old from Derby had smoked 10-20 cigarettes/roll ups a day over 42 years. Whilst at an eye appointment for cataracts at the Royal Derby Hospital in early March, she saw a poster on the wall explaining why smoking is bad for eye health. 

With lung health never mattering more, Kim Morris (24) from Alvaston explains why she #QuitForCovid

I wanted to quit for a while but when COVID-19 struck and the harm it causes to lungs and airways became obvious, I knew it was time to change.

Livewell  is urging smokers in Derby to #QuitForCovid to reduce their risks of complications from COVID-19. Current research suggests that smokers are approximately 2.5 times as likely to need treatment in an ICU or to die from COVID-19.

 “It is abundantly clear from the research into previous coronaviruses that smoking makes the impact of a coronavirus worse.” Matt Hancock, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care.

Stoptober is the perfect opportunity to stub out your bad habits for good and 61-year-old Sue Cox from Derby is backing the 28-day stop smoking campaign, saying that if she can quit after 50 years of smoking, then anyone can.

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6 in 10 smokers want to quit so there's never been a better time to take on the Stoptober challenge.

People looking for some face to face information locally can attend Livewell’s Stoptober roadshow on Friday 28 and Saturday 29 September at Intu Derby (on the ground floor near H Samuels).