Kickstart Clinic FAQ

What will happen when I arrive at clinic for my first visit?

You will take a seat outside and wait to be called in by the practitioner. The first consultation will last no longer than 30 minutes where you will be asked some questions about your smoking and your general health and talk about nicotine addiction and the habit side of smoking.

You will be asked to blow into a machine to measure your carbon monoxide levels and then discuss which stop smoking medications to try and look at how they work. You will be given a voucher to take to the chemist to get your Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) or a request letter to take to your GP for Champix. At the end of the session, you will arrange to see your practitioner in a week's time.

Stop Smoking FAQ

Is it too late to stop?

It's never too late! Stopping at any age will increase your life expectancy, provided that you stop before you develop cancer or another serious disease.

After 24 hours
After 3 months
After 5 years
After 10 years

After I Quit FAQ

Will I gain weight?

When you go smokefree, your appetite and sense of taste may improve, tempting you to snack more often.

Make sure you have plenty of healthy snacks, like fruit or nuts, in the house and hide the crisps!

Any weight gain need only be temporary. Once you've stopped smoking, you'll find it easier to be active and lose any extra weight.

Harmful Effects FAQ

What does smoking do to my body?

Smoking causes many serious and fatal diseases including lung cancer, heart disease, bronchitis and emphysema. It also causes many other cancers, respiratory diseases, strokes and can affect fertility.

What’s in cigarettes?
What is Carbon Monoxide?
What about tar?

Smoke Free Benefits FAQ

Why choose Smoke free?

There are many benefits to being smoke free. We’ve picked 10 real reasons you should kick the habit...

Family / Friends (and pets!)
Taste & Bite
Better blood flow
Fire risk (car and home)
Brain power
Life (live it!)

If this page does not answer your question or you don't see an answer to your query please contact one of our Specialist Stop Smoking Practitioners on  freephone 0800 085 8818. Thank you.