FREE NHS Quit Smoking Kit (contains patches from 1st Jan)
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FREE NHS Quit Smoking Kit (contains patches from 1st Jan)

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Found 28th Dec 2010Made hot 29th Dec 2010
Coming soon: New improved Quit Kit -now with a week's free trial of NRT patches!

The Quit Kit is packed with tools and advice to help you quit smoking and will be available at participating pharmacies from Jan 1st.

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Is this only for England?

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Mulva42

Is this only for England?


Uk wide.

Mulva42

Is this only for England?



Yes..

Source: BBC News this evening.

The tablets from the doctors are great for stopping.

They are called champix I think. I stopped using them and 3 other people in my family have also.

cheers for this - gonna have another go

it might also be useful knowing that some pharmacies offer free smoking cessation sessions which offer you help and support to quit smoking and also provide patches and chewing gums free for as long as you need them. Even if you normally pay for your medication it will be free for you. I work at a rowlands pharmacy and we offer the free service it is very helpful and confidential to stop smoking. HOPE IT HELPS!!!!

I was just reading through and it says its only in England.
Scotland always gets left out these things, thanks for the help tho guys

lkscoltand

I was just reading through and it says its only in England.Scotland … I was just reading through and it says its only in England.Scotland always gets left out these things, thanks for the help tho guys



Dont Scotland get free University fees, free retirment home and free prescriptions..tell you what i`ll pay for you patches and you pay for us to have the other freebies that the English pay for..

Maggy_A

Dont Scotland get free University fees, free retirment home and free … Dont Scotland get free University fees, free retirment home and free prescriptions..tell you what i`ll pay for you patches and you pay for us to have the other freebies that the English pay for..


Lets not go down this road AGAIN!!

Thanks anyway for the Link CSIman but yes seems only to be for England, ears to the ground for scotland(_;)

Mulva42

Lets not go down this road AGAIN!!Thanks anyway for the Link CSIman but … Lets not go down this road AGAIN!!Thanks anyway for the Link CSIman but yes seems only to be for England, ears to the ground for scotland(_;)



Agreed! However, who gets free prescriptions? i certainly dont!

I think I am going to try and give up after the new year because it costs enough to smoke now and with the VAT price going up its only going to get more expensive and of course the health benefits.

I seen this on the news and will be taking up the offer to give the patches a go if they dont work I will ask the doctor for other advice to help me kick the habit.

heat added, thanks

Not free. It's paid for by our taxes while we're supposedly so strapped for cash and meant to be cutting stupid public spending. It's taken from NHS funding where life saving operations have huge waiting lists. I bet the 'commitee' designing the text on this pack saw more money than you will ever see in your life.

If you can afford fags you can very easily afford patches, rather than having them bought for you by taxes.

Genuine good luck to anyone trying to give up though...

alpsalps

Champix..... risky business..... government drugs are no good..... get … Champix..... risky business..... government drugs are no good..... get 'em off the streetshttp://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-509683/Champix-Is-smoking-pill-safe.htmlhttp://www.thehealthierlife.co.uk/natural-health-articles/healthy-living/champix-side-effects-quit-smoking-01005.html



Is smoking safe? - discuss!

In my clinical experience champix seems to be quite helpful. It is however important after the first 4 weeks to then continue a daily dose for I think another 4 weeks (can't qute remember).

Best thing to do is to first work out the positives and negatives to smoking and workout if your wanting to quit for certain. Using champix you make a stop date - ie 1st January. You then take the champix prior to this for 1-2 weeks.

If your purely trying to reduce the number of cigarettes you smoke things like the inhalators can help.

Bear in mind very heavy smokers (20+ a day) will probably find any medication insufficient so should try to gradually cut down there intake first.

In response to MKultra - I think the cost effectivness of this program comes into question. Without carrying out a study on the population taking up this offer we would not be able to find out the cost-benefit ratio. The lifetime cost of one person with emphysema (COPD) followed by lung cancer due to smoking is likely to be easily over £100,000 (as a guess). Only takes maybe a hundred or so people to quit to make this cost efffective.

Covering the costs of the NRT from a further tax on cigarettes could be a possiblity.

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scottg

Is smoking safe? - discuss!In my clinical experience champix seems to be … Is smoking safe? - discuss!In my clinical experience champix seems to be quite helpful. It is however important after the first 4 weeks to then continue a daily dose for I think another 4 weeks (can't qute remember). Best thing to do is to first work out the positives and negatives to smoking and workout if your wanting to quit for certain. Using champix you make a stop date - ie 1st January. You then take the champix prior to this for 1-2 weeks. If your purely trying to reduce the number of cigarettes you smoke things like the inhalators can help.Bear in mind very heavy smokers (20+ a day) will probably find any medication insufficient so should try to gradually cut down there intake first.In response to MKultra - I think the cost effectivness of this program comes into question. Without carrying out a study on the population taking up this offer we would not be able to find out the cost-benefit ratio. The lifetime cost of one person with emphysema (COPD) followed by lung cancer due to smoking is likely to be easily over £100,000 (as a guess). Only takes maybe a hundred or so people to quit to make this cost efffective. Covering the costs of the NRT from a further tax on cigarettes could be a possiblity.


the trouble with putting further tax on cigs just boosts the black market. I dont know anyone who regularly buys cigs / baccy from uk shops as far cheaper to just take a flight abroad and bring it back or buy from the people down the pubs selling it (e.g 50g baccy is £6 in my local pub but £12 in local shops).

Thanks!

MKultra

Not free. It's paid for by our taxes while we're supposedly so strapped … Not free. It's paid for by our taxes while we're supposedly so strapped for cash and meant to be cutting stupid public spending. It's taken from NHS funding where life saving operations have huge waiting lists. I bet the 'commitee' designing the text on this pack saw more money than you will ever see in your life.If you can afford fags you can very easily afford patches, rather than having them bought for you by taxes.Genuine good luck to anyone trying to give up though...



Couldn't agree more! I was a smoker for 10 years & gave up with no help just shear will power, tut... Free patches, what next? Give over weight people free healthy food, Just like MKultra said though good luck & well done to the people that genuinely want to stop

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MKultra

Not free. It's paid for by our taxes while we're supposedly so strapped … Not free. It's paid for by our taxes while we're supposedly so strapped for cash and meant to be cutting stupid public spending. It's taken from NHS funding where life saving operations have huge waiting lists. I bet the 'commitee' designing the text on this pack saw more money than you will ever see in your life.If you can afford fags you can very easily afford patches, rather than having them bought for you by taxes.Genuine good luck to anyone trying to give up though...


A bit naive of you not to realise that this will cut NHS spending in the long run

good luck to anyone trying to qut

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E-cigs have help many people to quit or you can use your e-cig if you like smoking without the worry of inhaling all the carcinogenic chemicles contained in Cigarettes.

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28 days now and still no sign of patches being delivered

sort of defeats the object if someone sets their mind to quit and gets the pack and still havent had the patches 4 weeks later lol

No free patches, just a box of junk mail. Could try smoking the box? Honestly a squeezey pad and leaflets. No help at all.
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