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Quit smoking staff

 

Free 'cut down or quit smoking' support sessions for staff on campus

Take advantage of six one-to-one sessions with a professional Quit Smoking Coach who can give you personal motivational support, advice, guidance and nicotine replacement therapy. 

See Today is The Day for more information on COVID-19 and smoking.  In these exceptional circumstances, is now the time to quit smoking? The University's Quit Smoking coach can give you support, remotely, and can mail out Nicotine Replacement Treatment or Champix.

To find out more or sign up, fill out the Smokefree Campus form or call x39737 (0113 343 9737) with your details.

Be inspired by Jane, a University of Leeds staff member who has quit smoking with help from the support sessions:

‘Jane’s* story

I’d been a social smoker for twenty years, smoking around 15- 20 cigarettes a day. I’d tried quitting before but always started again.  I’d been thinking about quitting again for a while when I spoke to someone at the University Staff Benefits Fair about the ‘Quit Smoking’ support currently available on campus. They gave me a leaflet and said that I had just taken the first step towards stopping so I decided to sign up for it.  I met with Dale, the Quit Smoking Coach, in June 2019 - he explained the programme and gave me advice and support.  As I began the Smokefree journey, I lost my fear of failure. Dale helped keep me focussed and motivated and I don’t know if I could have quit without his support.  I have now quit for over eight months and see myself as an ex-smoker.  I do believe that seeing the University becoming Smokefree had a positive impact on my quitting, and it encouraged both my friend and my partner to quit too!  I would definitely recommend the on-campus Quit Smoking support service that the University is offering at the moment - it made such a difference to me.

*name changed for anonymity on request of the staff member.

The free one-to-one 'cut down or quit' support sessions happen on campus and cover the following areas:

  • Getting started

  • Why I should consider stopping or cutting down?

  • How this programme can help me quit or cut down - and so limit the damage caused by smoking

  • Where to get support.

  • How will I feel when I’m quitting or cutting down?

  • How to cope with stress and will I gain weight when I quit or cut down? 

To find out more, fill out the Smokefree Campus form or call x39737 (0113 343 9737) with your details.