Be Smoke Free - Manchester

How we help you

We will help you find your own way of stopping smoking. You'll meet with a nurse who will listen to you, and help you make a plan for how you'll quit. They'll offer you free products for your nicotine cravings, like patches and gum. We support anyone who lives in Manchester or who is registered with a Manchester GP.

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"People think it's all about the nicotine stuff but it's not. It's also about the help and support of the nurse."

Your stop smoking journey

When you use the service, you'll meet with a tobacco addiction nurse. They'll get to know you and find out what support you want with quitting.

The process is:

  • You'll have an initial assessment. This will last for 30 minutes. At the moment, these are happening over the phone.
  • After your initial assessment, you'll have a follow-up appointment every 2 weeks. This lasts for 12 weeks.
  • If you'd like it, you can get your medication after your initial assessment. This might be nicotine patches or gum.
  • We can deliver your medication to your at home, or you can collect it from a pharmacy. We're also looking into postal options. You don't need a prescription or a GP appointment.
  • When you can meet the nurse in person again, it will be in community venues. This might be a local library or community centre.
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Get free stop smoking aids

Your adviser will also help you with stop smoking aids. There’s lots of options, including nicotine patches, gum, and Champix. You're more likely to be successful if you use them. They’ll help you find the right ones for you if you’re not sure. They will give you your stop smoking aids for free.

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