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For help to stop smoking please call the
NHS Grampian Smoking Advice Service on freephone 0500 600 332.
It has been shown that smokers are 4 times more likely to stop successfully if they have access to the right product and the right support.
The Smoking Advice Service is Grampian's local stop smoking service and offers free support to anyone who wishes to stop.
Young or old you can get access to a tailored level of support that means you are four times more likely to stop than someone who decides to try and stop on their own.
Sessions are held across Grampian and run by one of our trained advisors who can see you in a group, or on your own and even over the telephone. Sessions generally run once a week for six weeks with an additional six weeks of support offered at the end of that for those who feel they need it.
You can expect a friendly face, a professional service and the chance to meet other people like yourself and see that you don't have to go through this alone. The advisor will find the right way for you to stop smoking and give you advice on the many stop smoking medications available as well as a voucher for you to take to your GP so that you can be prescribed your chosen option.
You can also get free support from your local pharmacy. Available on a walk-in basis, the scheme offers up to 12 weeks support. Access to free nicotine replacement therapy is available as part of the service.
Stop before your op
Stopping smoking 4-8 weeks before surgery can reduce the risk of complications such as Infections (especially chest and wound infections), breathing problems during surgery and slower wound healing and bone repair. You can contact us free of charge on 0500 600 332 or ask your GP to refer you.