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Manage your health > What matters to you? > Smoking


Smoking 20 Cigarettes a day will cost you over £3,500 per year. Stopping smoking can make a big difference to your relationships, sex life, bank balance, and you’ll live longer too.

Weekly smoking cessation clinics are being run at the Practice (for patients that are registered at Bideford Medical Centre). Nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) is available at these clinics. Scientific evidence shows smokers are more likely to be successful in giving up if NRT is prescribed along with support such as in a smoking cessation clinic.

Our ‘Smoke Stop’ clinic has had numerous success stories.

Do you wish to give up smoking?

For patients registered at Bideford Medical Centre - available by appointment with the Stop Smoking Advisor or your GP held here at Bideford Medical Centre, Abbotsham Road, Bideford, EX39 3AF.

NHS Stop Smoking App

Receive daily support on your iPhone with this 30-day quit smoking app. Includes a motivational counter and calendar to keep you on track.

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Although these products are unlicensed and there are still some concerns around their use, we know that they are at least 95% safer than continuing to smoke tobacco. 


NHS: Smokefree

Find out how quick you get health benefits from quittIng.

You are 4x more likely to quit with NHS support via App, SMS or email.  Get your free quit kit here. 


Book: The Easy Way to Stop Smoking

Allen Carr’s innovative Easyway method—which he discovered after his own 100-cigarette-a-day habit nearly drove him to despair—has helped millions kick smoking without feeling anxious and deprived.

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