Quitline Guernsey Sessions

Free 1 to 1 appointments and drop in clinics are available
Monday to Saturday for new and follow up clients at
The Princess Elizabeth Hospital and various locations
around the Island,  including :

Guilles Alles library,  Rue Clouet in the Bouet, SPP,

Church on the Rock, Sir John Leale Avenue &
Nouvelle Maritaine  St Sampsons,

and the Kindred Centre on Genats Est Castel.

 

To make an appointment or for further information please :

Call Quitline on 01481 233170

Text           07839 106822

Email quitline@gov.gg

 

 

Or visit our Facebook page

“Guernsey Quitline Stop Smoking Service” to message us,
and  for regularly updated information on drop in clinics,
where no appointment is needed.

 




Top 10 Tips to Stop Smoking

 

Get support don’t go it alone, contact Quitline on 233170 or e-mail us.
Tell your friends and family and ask for their support. If you have a friend or relative who also wants to quit – do it together.

   Get active – find a new hobby or interest to help keep your mind off smoking, there is also lots of evidence that shows that increasing your exercise will help reduce withdrawal symptoms.
Set a quit date & stick to it. You can use a smoking diary to work out which day is good for you to quit or discuss it with your Stop Smoking Specialist at Quitline   Make your house a smoke free zone – ask anyone else who would normally smoke in your home to go outside. Get rid of ashtrays, lighters and cigarettes. Spring clean your house and car.
  Change your routine – Avoid trigger points, if you used to smoke with a cup of coffee try having fruit juice instead. It is usually worth cutting  out alcohol until your resolve is strong enough to resist the association of drinking with smoking.   Don’t give in! Not even one puff. There may be hard times while you are stopping but  stay positive and remind yourself why you want to quit.
  Be prepared.
If you are going to use Nicotine Replacement Therapy make sure you have your supplies – and don’t run out (remember you can get 10 weeks free from Quitline) If you are using prescribed medications Champix or Buproprion complete the course. None of these are magic pills but can really help with withdrawal symptoms.
  Distract yourself, taking deep breaths, drinking water, walking away from a situation, having a piece of sugar free gum, all these things and many others will help cravings pass. Cravings get weaker and less frequent as time passes from your quit date.
  Save your money & reward yourself. Start a jar to save your cash or put it into a separate bank account – remember a 20/day smoker will be spending around £1800 per year on cigarettes. Treat yourself once a week, month or save up for something you really want.   Be positive and remain positive, write a list of all the reasons you want to quit and the benefits of quitting. Remember stopping smoking is the single best thing you can do for your health but there are lots of other benefits too – see Why Quit

What do I do now?

Contact us on Telephone 233170 (this may be an answer phone but please leave a number we will get back to you as soon as possible), e-mail or turn up to one of the new client sessions  (session times are displayed on the left, underneath the menu)