Stop Smoking Service
We know what you are going through because we have been there! We wont preach to you, instead we are here to support and guide you to stopping smoking.
At Gregory Fisher Coaching we know how difficult quitting smoking is, because we have been there in your shoes and done it! We know first-hand the struggle, the problems and the support needed.
This is why we offer a programme of support to our clients by fully qualified practitioners, following The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence treatment programmes but at the same time is a plan tailored to your needs, including advice on choosing a suitable stop smoking medication and information on how to manage cravings and withdrawal symptoms.
Our Stop Smoking Advisors are CAMQUIT trained which is the local Cambridgeshire stop smoking service and are also National Centre for Smoking Cessation And Training Certified Practitioners which is the national NICE required training qualification for stop smoking practitioners.
Whether you're a young person who's started smoking relatively recently or an adult who's been smoking since childhood, our friendly advisors can help you start out on the road to quitting – statistics show that you're four times more likely to quit for good with our support.
Sessions normally take place in your home or a place of your choice, we can also arrange a place for you. However, following the latest government guidelines regarding Coronavirus, we will still be offering a appointments to those who wish to stop smoking but until further notice all appointments will take place over the telephone or via our secure online Telehealth Video Consultation platform.
Stop Smoking Service 30 Minute Appointment Price: £20.00
Free Stop Smoking Service 30 Minute Appointments: to our Personal Training, Life Coaching, Counselling and GP Exercise Referral Clients.
What are the benefits of stopping smoking?
Quitting smoking can have a positive effect on your health in many different ways. You'll see the effects of quitting relatively quickly too:
After 20 minutes your blood pressure and pulse rate will return to normal.
After 8 hours, the nicotine and carbon monoxide levels in your blood will reduce by half and oxygen levels will return to normal.
After 48 hours, carbon monoxide will be eliminated from your body. Your lungs will start to clear out mucus and other smoking debris.
After 48 hours there will be no nicotine in your body and your ability to taste and smell will be greatly improved.
After 72 hours your breathing will become easier as your bronchial tubes begin to relax and your energy levels increase.
After 2–12 weeks your circulation will improve.
After 3–9 months coughs, wheezing and breathing problems will improve as your lung function will increase by up to 10%.
After 5 years the risk of heart attack will fall to about half compared with a person who is still smoking.
After 10 years the risk of lung cancer will fall to half that of a smoker and the risk of heart attack will fall to the same as someone who has never smoked.
Are your Stop Smoking Services Free?
At Gregory Fisher Coaching we offer free stop smoking service appointments to all our Life Coaching, Counselling, Personal Training and GP/Workplace Referral Clients, this is because we know that it would be very hard to achieve your goals in these areas whilst still smoking. If you are an existing client in these areas and you would like free Stop Smoking Sessions, please speak to your coach.
We also work with employers, community organisations and GP surgeries where they cover advisor costs and venue, so free appointments are available. These are normally booked through the provider please email us for availability.
We do also offer a private appointment Stop Smoking Service, which has the benefit that it can take place anytime including evenings and weekends, at a location of your choice. This is normally also quicker then accessing some free services. These sessions last 30 minutes and cost £20.
Can you provide stop smoking medication?
Your stop smoking specialist and your GP will be able to advise you on the best medication for you. Medications that can help to support you to stop smoking include Nicotine Replacement Therapy, Zyban and Champix.
We are exactly the same as any other Stop Smoking Service in the way we advise and arrange prescription of stop smoking medication.
We will hold a full consultation with you and give you advice regarding medication based on NICE best practice. Some medication such as Nicotine Replacement may be cheaper purchased over the counter in which case, we will tell you.
If you need a prescription for the desired and most suitable medication, we will write a Prescription Request Letter to your GP to ask that the prescription be issued. This is standard practice in all Stop Smoking Services. This is not a private prescription and standard NHS prescription charges apply.
Will my GP accept a Prescription Request Letter from you if I see you privately?
The short answer is yes! We do it day in, day out with nearly all local GPs. We have a fully certified practitioner Gary Gregory - NCSCT Roll No. 234897 who can issue Prescription Request Letters and who your GP they can validate qualifications of online using the National Centre For Smoking Cessation And Training online tool https://www.ncsct.co.uk/practitioners.php
Can I see you if I am pregnant?
Yes you can. Our advisor is fully qualified and trained by the National Centre For Smoking Cessation And Training – Pregnancy And Post-Partum Specialty.
Can I see you if I am experiencing mental health symptoms?
Yes you can. Our advisor is fully qualified and trained by the National Centre For Smoking Cessation And Training – Mental Health Specialty Module.
Can you run sessions in our workplace or school?
We work with several employees who book our services at special discounted competitive prices to provide one to one or group sessions to their employees. These have great results in the workplace and provide many benefits to both the employee and the employer, please contact us for more information.
We work with schools on a visiting appointment basis to work with students who have started smoking. We can visit and provide group or one to one sessions at a very competitive price. We provide the necessary paperwork for parental permission and if the parents smoke, we invite them along for a free session also.