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Smokefree Blackpool

 

Your starting point for stopping smoking

If you’re ready to quit, we’re ready to help! You choose the right level of support for you.

Find out here what the best help options are for you, from face-to-face support to medication or simply going it alone

 

What do you want to do?

FREE helpline

There has never been a more important time to quit smoking than right now.

Get support to help you quit by contacting our new FREE helpline number 0808 1964324, where you can speak to an advisor for advice on stopping smoking and access FREE nicotine replacement therapy to support your quit attempt.

Support via an App

Try our free quit smoking App

Our quit smoking App is like having a specialist advisor with you 24/7 - all available from the comfort of your smart phone.

This fantastic App can help people to quit at any time of the day and can give you support when you need it most. The App has been tested and especially chosen by our expert team and we’re confident it will help you to quit. It’s FREE to download for Blackpool residents.

Link to the Apple store to download My Quit Route App
Link to the Android Play store to download My Quit Route App

Face-to-face support from my local pharmacy

You can drop into any of the local pharmacies from the list below and they’ll help you to stop smoking.

A specialist advisor in the pharmacy will give you free expert support, also advising on what stop-smoking medicine is best for you.

You can decide on a quit date and plan a course of weekly appointments with your advisor.

Link to Google map to find Pharmacy Services Near You

Click here to access list of local pharmacies
Pharmacy Address Postcode
Boots Chemist Blackpool Bank Hey Street FY1 4TE
Boots Chemist Blackpool Whitegate Drive FY3 9JR
Cleveleys Pharmacy 42 Kelso Avenue FY5 3JG
F Crossley Lytham Road FY4 1DP
HBS Pharmacy Newton Drive FY3 8NX
Lloyds Pharmacy Bloomfield Road FY1 6JW
Lloyds Pharmacy Talbot Road FY1 1LR
Rhodes Pharmacy Devonshire Road FY2 0TN
St Marys Pharmacy Lytham Road FY4 1DS
Tesco in-store Pharmacy Clifton Road FY4 4UJ
Well All Hallows Road FY2 0AS
Well Grasmere Road FY1 5HU
Well Highfield Road FY4 2JD
Well Langdale Place FY4 4TR
Well South King Street FY1 4LS
Whitworth Chemists Ltd Bloomfield Road FY1 6JN
Whitworth Chemists Ltd Charles Street FY1 3JJ
Whitworth Chemists Ltd Common Edge Road FY4 5AX
Whitworth Chemists Ltd Highfield Road FY4 3JU
Whitworth Chemists Ltd Layton Medical Centre FY3 7EN
Whitworth Chemists Ltd Waterloo Road FY4 3AG
Whitworth Chemists Ltd Whitegate Drive FY3 9DQ

Face-to-face support in my GP practice

Some GP practices in Blackpool offer stop smoking support.

A specialist advisor in the GP practice will give you free expert support, also advising on what stop-smoking medicine is best for you.

You can decide on a quit date and plan a course of weekly appointments with your advisor.

To see if your GP practice offers this service please see the list below.

Link to Google map to find GP Services Near You
Click here to access list of local GP practices
Surgery Address Postcode
Abbey Dale Medical Centre 50 Common Edge Road FY4 5AU
Adelaide Street Family Practice 118 Adelaide Street FY1 4LN
Bloomfield Medical Centre 118-120 Bloomfield Road FY1 6JW
Elizabeth Street Surgery 61 Elizabeth Street FY1 3JG
Grange Park Health Centre Dinmore Avenue FY3 7RW
Highfield Surgery South Shore Primary Care Centre, Lytham Road FY4 1TJ
Layton Medical Centre 200 Kingscote Drive FY3 7EN
Marton Medical practice 150-158 Whitegate Drive FY3 9ES
North Shore Pharmacy Moorpark Health and Leisure Centre, Bristol Avenue FY2 0JG
South King Street Medical Centre 25 South King Street FY1 4NF
St Paul’s Medical Centre Dickson Road FY1 2HH
Stonyhill Medical Practice 575 Lytham Road FY4 1TJ

Support to stop smoking in my pregnancy

Quitting smoking is one of the best things you and your family can do to help your baby develop healthily during pregnancy and beyond.

We know it can be difficult to stop – but we also know that you want to give your baby the best possible start in life.

The risks of smoking during pregnancy are serious, from premature delivery to increased risk of

• Miscarriage • Stillbirth • Sudden infant death

No matter what stage you’re at in your pregnancy, it’s never too late to stop smoking.

Smoking is much more harmful to your baby than any stress quitting may bring.

For the best support, speak to your midwife who will refer you to the Blackpool Midwifery Stop Smoking Service, where you will receive 1:1 stop smoking support throughout your pregnancy and free Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT).

Stop smoking medications

The two main stop-smoking medicines are Varenicline and Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT).

Varenicline

Varenicline is a tablet that you take for 12 weeks. It’s not addictive and very effective at controlling cravings.

You would need to request this medication from your GP and they will confirm if Varenicline is suitable for you.

Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT)

Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) comes in a range of different forms, all of which contain nicotine. These products are safe and free from the dangerous chemicals found in cigarettes. Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) includes products such as the skin patch, chewing gum and lozenge.

You’re more likely to successfully quit if you use more than one type of Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) product. This usually means using a patch with a faster acting form like gum or lozenges.

You can buy these products yourself without a prescription in shops, like supermarkets and pharmacies.

Using Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) can help manage your cigarette cravings and reduce withdrawal symptoms.

You’ll find it easier to get on with your life without constantly thinking about smoking.

These products only work if you use them properly and follow the full course. You can get advice on using Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) through the range of support options above.

Second-hand Smoke

If you’re not ready to quit, make your home smoke free to protect any others living there – both people and pets.  

  • It’s illegal to smoke in a car or any other vehicle with anyone under 18.  This is to protect children and young people from the dangers of second-hand smoking. 
  • Every time a child breathes in second-hand smoke, they breathe in thousands of chemicals. Second-hand smoke increases a child’s risk of illnesses ranging from common colds and ear infections through to asthma attacks, meningitis and cot death.
  • If you smoke, your children are 3 times more likely to smoke when they grow up
  • Stopping smoking is the best thing you can do to protect your loved ones from second-hand smoke

If you live in the Fylde and Wyre area please visit Quit Squad, or call 0800 328 6297.

 

 

STI Symptom Checker


  • Unusual discharge
  • Pain, burning or increase in weeing
  • Rashes, lumps or blisters
  • Stinging, itching or tingling
  • Pain and/or bleeding during sex
  • Bleeding after sex

  • Pain in the testicles (balls)
  • Pain or tenderness in the lower tummy
  • Irregular bleeding
  • Strong, unpleasant smell from the vagina after sex
  • Painful swelling of penis, testicles or foreskin
  • Brown eggs on pubic or other body hair
  • No Symptoms

Get tested if you have any of these symptoms, a sexual partner has symptoms or you’re worried after having sex without a condom. Many STIs have no symptoms at all, like HIV. The only way to know for sure is to get tested.