"Smokers are four times more likely to stop smoking successfully with the NHS than on their own."
Anybody living in Solihull, registered with a Solihull doctor or who works in the borough and wants to kick the habit can access the service.We understand how difficult it is to go smoke-free and will be here just to help and support you - nobody will tell you what to do.
Arden Medical Centre
Our Smoking Cessation Nurse (Rose Newell) can offer assistance for those patients who wish to stop smoking.
The service is available by appointment. Please call: 01564 739194
Solihull NHS Stop Smoking Service (0800 6226968)
Solihull NHS Stop Smoking Service offers one-to-one support for smokers to stop smoking at a range of venues across the borough, including drop-in sessions, some GP surgeries and pharmacies.
Solihull’s NHS Stop Smoking Service is made up of Specialist Stop Smoking Advisors who can offer friendly advice and free support to those people who want to go smoke free.
How to quit
There are a number of ways people can go smoke free:
- Stop Smoking Groups take place throughout the borough, both during the day and in the evening in community venues. A Specialist Stop Smoking Cessation Advisor runs the sessions. The groups run for seven weeks for an hour each week. They are relaxed and informal.
- Drop-in sessions take place in the north and south of Solihull, both during the week and on Saturday mornings. Just turn up - no appointment needed.
- One-to-one appointments are available and run in various venues across the borough.
- Home visits are also available in certain circumstances, for example for housebound or pregnant clients.
- A Specialist Pregnancy Stop Smoking Advisor supports women planning for a family, pregnant women and their partners. Home visits can be arranged in certain circumstances.
For more information about the Stop Smoking Service in Solihull and to find out about how to sign up please call 0800 6226968 Monday-Friday between 9am - 5pm. Out of these hours please leave a message and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.
General help and advice: www.smokefree.nhs.uk
All Solihull stop smoking services are provided on the NHS, this means that all of our advice sessions are FREE.
Medications are free for those who are exempt from prescription charges.
We all know that giving up smoking is one of the best things you can do for a healthier lifestyle. You will be reducing your risk of serious illness and disease.
Just have a look at some of the health benefits that start straight away on quitting smoking. After:
- 8 hours - Blood oxygen levels return to normal and chances of heart attack begin to fall
- 24 hours - Carbon monoxide is cleared from the body
- 48 hours - Sense of taste and smell start to improve
- 72 hours - Breathing becomes easier and energy levels increase
- 2 to 12 weeks - Circulation starts to improve – walking becomes easier
- 3 to 9 months - Coughing, shortness of breath and wheezing problems improve
- 2 years - Risk of stroke begins to fall
- 5 years - Risk of heart attack falls to about half that of a smoker
- 10 years - Risk of lung cancer falls to about half that of a smoker