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Smoking Cessation

Around 100,000 people die each year from a smoking related disease. The table below shows the health benefits to stopping smoking just 72 hours after your last cigarette.


After ...

Health Benefit ...

72 hours

Breathing becomes easier. Bronchial tubes begin to relax and energy levels increase.

1 month

Skin appearance improves, owing to improved skin perfusion.

3-9 months

Cough, wheezing, and breathing problems improve and lung function increases by up to 10%.

1 year

Risk of a heart attack falls to about half that of a smoker.

10 years

Risk of lung cancer falls to about half that of a smoker.

15 years

Risk of heart attack falls to the same level as someone who has never smoked.


Apsley Surgery has a very popular stop smoking clinic otherwise known as smoking cessation. The process involves an initial appointment with a member of the nursing team who will discuss the options of nicotine replacement with you and the impact that giving up smoking will have on your long term health. You are then asked to make another appointment to come back where you decide what therapy you want to start with. You don't need to be registered with Apsley Surgery to take advantage of this service. We see all patients regardless of where you are registered!


If at anytime the therapy you have chosen is not suitable for you please call the surgery and ask to speak with your stop smoking advisor who can discuss further options over the telephone and offer more support as needed. We keep in regular contact with you during this process so you are not going through it alone, this can be done either in face to face appointments in the surgery or through a telephone consultation. There is no set times for smoking clinics we will try and fit around your commitments.

If you want to give up smoking, please contact the surgery for more information or visit the Facebook page:


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