WHEN you’ve been told to say at home but you want to quit smoking, one of the best ways to access smoking cessation advice is online.
It is more important than ever for you to give up the habit, with research showing that smokers are at greater risk if they develop Covid19.
And thanks to the wonderful world of technology, there’s no need for you to leave the comfort of your own home to access the support and advice you need.
To make the journey easier, we’ve come up with a list of where you can find stop smoking advice at the click of a button:
🚭 If you’re a Welsh smoker there’s no better place to start than the Help Me Quit website. It offers comprehensive advice on all the different quit methods available and advice on where to access help in Wales. Currently it is offering support remotely to hundreds of smokers, via its Help Me Quit helpline and you can find out more about where to get help on the website.
😊 ASH Wales set up the Quit Smoking (Wales) Facebook group to provide smokers hoping to quit, ex-smokers and those currently quitting with access to an online community support group. It is Wales’ first quit smoking support group on Facebook and aims to provide a non-judgemental space where members give each other support and encouragement and share their quit stories. To become a member visit: https://www.facebook.com/groups/733935793649137/.
👍 Today is the Day was set up in response to the Covid-19 outbreak to encourage smokers to #QuitforCovid. It includes a wealth of information about the increased risks to smokers from Covid-19 and the benefits of quitting. There is also the opportunity to take part in a Twitter Quit Clinic from 7.30pm to 8.30 every day in which you’ll get the chance to pose your questions to smoking cessation expert Louise, by using the #QuitforCovid hashtag.
🔑 The Allen Carr Easyway stop smoking method has helped millions of smokers across the world to quit. Founded by Allen Carr, a former 100-a-day smoker, the method can be applied to a host of other addictions including gambling, alcohol and even caffeine. Visit the website to find out what is available including free support that is being offered during the Covid19 outbreak.
🩺 The Cancer Research website includes plenty of information on the links between cancer and smoking and answers questions around quitting smoking and weight gain, the challenges of quitting and the risks of passive smoking. It also includes handy links to other sources of online support
🌎 This website is run by the US government and offers comprehensive advice on the benefits of quitting, how to manage cravings and on building a quit plan. There are great tips on coping with stress and what to do if you slip up during your quit attempt.
👩⚕️ British Lung Foundation offers advice on how to quit and case studies of those who have successfully stopped smoking. It is particularly helpful for those who suffer a lung condition as a result of their smoking and want more information about how quitting smoking will improve their health. Help and advice is also available from the British Lung Foundation helpline.