Smoking and going into hospital

Quitting smoking before an operation will reduce your chances of complications and speed up your recovery after surgery.

Talk to a trained adviser

on the Greater Manchester Stop Smoking Helpline: 0300 123 1044

Or find help to quit near you

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Why you should stop before your op

If you’re preparing to go into hospital, quitting smoking before an operation or medical procedure will reduce your chances of complications and speed up your recovery after surgery. Smoking is also banned on all hospital sites, so you won’t be able to smoke while you’re in hospital.

The CURE Project

The CURE project is a new approach to supporting patients to stop smoking in hospitals across Greater Manchester. All smokers who are admitted to hospital will be offered support to help them quit smoking. Even if you don’t want to quit for good, you might benefit from the support to deal with cravings while you’re in hospital and can’t smoke.

There are many reasons to quit

Smoking & Your Family

Smoking & Cancer

Smoking & Pregnancy

Smoking & Mental Health

Ways to quit

Stop smoking aids and support can help you to quit.

With support

Smokers who quit with support from other people, whether trained advisers or family and friends, are more likely to quit successfully.

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Going it alone

Even if you choose not to ask others for support, stop smoking aids can help you deal with cravings when you quit.

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