The Christie is supporting the exsmoker campaign

Over the next few weeks, you might notice people on TV, radio, social media and billboards throughout Greater Manchester talking about how they quit smoking.

This is part of the new Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership exsmoker campaign. The Christie is supporting this campaign and if any of our patients or staff members want to quit smoking, we want to ensure they get the help they need.

Across Greater Manchester, 13 people die every day because of smoking. Quitting is the best decision you can make for your health and wellbeing.

And if you’re a cancer patient, smoking can make radiotherapy and chemotherapy less effective. It can also increase side effects of these treatments, such as nausea, chest infection and mouth soreness.

Every week, around 400 people across Greater Manchester successfully quit smoking. And the good news is that if you’re ready to stop smoking, there’s now more support available than ever before.

For more information about stopping smoking, visit the GMHealthHub website.

How The Christie can help you stop smoking

If you’re a Christie patient and you want to stop smoking, our smoking cessation service can provide helpful support and advice. They can also offer nicotine replacement therapy and stress management techniques to help you quit smoking.

You can also read about the reasons why The Christie is a smoke-free hospital.

Watch this video from the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership to find out how a real exsmoker quit smoking.