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    • poppy10
    • By poppy10 26th Dec 09, 9:25 AM
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    • 26th Dec 09, 9:25 AM
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    • 26th Dec 09, 9:25 AM
    well done gordon brown another very bright idea, 'we will give people a toothbrush to quit smoking'
    Originally posted by newhere
    Yes, I'm sure that was Gordon Brown's personal idea to include a toothbrush. :rolleyes:

    Leave your politics at the door, please.
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  • ariarnia
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    • 26th Dec 09, 4:22 PM
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    • 26th Dec 09, 4:22 PM
    england only.
    • Saetana
    • By Saetana 27th Dec 09, 6:43 AM
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    • 27th Dec 09, 6:43 AM
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    • 27th Dec 09, 6:43 AM
    Great post - my husband saw the pack offered on TV but didn't get a pen quick enough to write down the number. We HAVE to give up this year, he's already had a heart attack from smoking, cutting down is not working and number of fags is creeping up again.

    Good luck to everyone else who is trying to give up for the New Year.
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    • artydoll
    • By artydoll 27th Dec 09, 3:51 PM
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    • 27th Dec 09, 3:51 PM
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    • 27th Dec 09, 3:51 PM
    Great post - my husband saw the pack offered on TV but didn't get a pen quick enough to write down the number. We HAVE to give up this year, he's already had a heart attack from smoking, cutting down is not working and number of fags is creeping up again.

    Good luck to everyone else who is trying to give up for the New Year.
    Originally posted by Saetana
    My husband should give up,I gave up last January and have had no regrets,no cravings either.
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    • scootw1
    • By scootw1 27th Dec 09, 10:46 PM
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    • 27th Dec 09, 10:46 PM
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    • 27th Dec 09, 10:46 PM
    england only.
    Originally posted by ariarnia
    I take it they only want the English to give up then:rolleyes:
    • TravellingAbuela
    • By TravellingAbuela 28th Dec 09, 7:55 AM
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    • 28th Dec 09, 7:55 AM
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    • 28th Dec 09, 7:55 AM
    The best way to quit is to get along to an NHS Smoking Cessation Group. All aids (eg patches, gum, inhalators etc) are free. The group meets weekly and you kind of encourage each other, as well as getting advice from the group leader. No-one wants to be the first to fall by the wayside and that thought keeps you going. I gave up this way 2 years ago after smoking for 40 years. I'm not saying it was easy but I would never have done it alone. Only half of my group finished the course so I felt quite proud of myself! Good luck all of you who want to quit!
  • luckylynda
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    • 28th Dec 09, 4:24 PM
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    • 28th Dec 09, 4:24 PM
    :rolleyes:I think that it is disgusting that this is not available in wales,I contacted them a few weeks ago to ask for a help pack and was told that it is only available in England,so that means that the Welsh,Irish and the Scots will have to go it alone,oh well wish me luck
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  • Snakeeyes21
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    • 28th Dec 09, 7:29 PM
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    • 28th Dec 09, 7:29 PM
    And I think its disgusting that the Welsh get free prescriptions at our expense
    But im sure you didn't kick up a fuss saying thats unfair on the English
    • poppy10
    • By poppy10 28th Dec 09, 8:01 PM
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    :rolleyes:I think that it is disgusting that this is not available in wales,I contacted them a few weeks ago to ask for a help pack and was told that it is only available in England,so that means that the Welsh,Irish and the Scots will have to go it alone,oh well wish me luck
    Originally posted by luckylynda
    NHS Wales, NHS Scotland, and HSCNI are completely different organizations to NHS England. You can hardly blame NHS England for not providing services to countries which have their own separate national health service.

    The other NHSs have their own smoking cessation websites and helplines:

    NHS Wales: http://www.stopsmokingwales.com/

    NHS Scotland: http://www.canstopsmoking.com/

    HSCNI: http://www.spacetobreathe.org.uk/article.asp?aid=187
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    • Jojo the Tightfisted
    • By Jojo the Tightfisted 28th Dec 09, 9:01 PM
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    I gave up years ago, but think that this is probably one of the most useless NHS ideas imaginable - if you give up smoking, you can download some relaxation stuff (like everyone who smokes has computer literacy/access), a toothbrush (because you would never normally use one), a gadget to add up with (because you are too stupid to do that normally?) and a squishy thing?

    Well, thanks for the squishy thing. Patronising wombats.

    Glad I gave up without this tosh.
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    Originally posted by colinw
  • dreamteamgirl
    Having recently quit (well jsut over 6 months ago) I can see why a travel toothbrush is a really good idea. When I wanted a fag I cleaned my teeth instead using the stuff in my desk, but having a travel one would have been really cool.

    I also used a thingy from nicorette to keep myhands busy and found that useful.

    I second whoever mentioned the quit services too- I used Quit4Life in Hampshire and they were just amazing

    Great for you if you could quit without it all ( the 'tosh' :confused: ), but hey I guess we arent all perfect and as strong willed as you huh?
    • Jojo the Tightfisted
    • By Jojo the Tightfisted 28th Dec 09, 11:21 PM
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    If I had been perfect and strong willed, I wouldn't have started smoking in the first place. And I did take advantage of the NHS stop smoking service when they offered useful things, like nicotine patches and a nurse to write the prescription for them.

    But if you like someone implying that you are too unintelligent to brush your teeth or count how much you spend on cigarettes, then be my guest.

    If someone wants to quit (not feels guilty, or obliged, or poor, or in any way coerced, blackmailed or forced to quit) then they will stop smoking. If they aren't ready, a toothbrush isn't going to help.
    I could dream to wide extremes, I could do or die: I could yawn and be withdrawn and watch the world go by.

    Yup you are officially Rock n Roll
    Originally posted by colinw
    • Saetana
    • By Saetana 29th Dec 09, 4:31 AM
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    Saetana
    I gave up years ago, but think that this is probably one of the most useless NHS ideas imaginable - if you give up smoking, you can download some relaxation stuff (like everyone who smokes has computer literacy/access), a toothbrush (because you would never normally use one), a gadget to add up with (because you are too stupid to do that normally?) and a squishy thing?

    Well, thanks for the squishy thing. Patronising wombats.

    Glad I gave up without this tosh.
    Originally posted by Jojo the Tightfisted
    Well I personally was more interested in the information pack (I got one a while ago and now can't find it), although I do want the stress ball (supposed to help with RSI which I seem to be developing again) for a different reason. I think we can reasonably assume that everyone who uses this forum has computer access of some description - being as it is an online forum, lol!

    As regards the toothbrush etc, hey the stuff is free, why moan? Besides which it is well known that long term smoking is very damaging for your teeth (anyone seen that pic on some of the cigarette/tobacco packs?), not necessarily to suggest people don't clean them.

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    • jamespir
    • By jamespir 29th Dec 09, 4:55 AM
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    And I think its disgusting that the Welsh get free prescriptions at our expense
    But im sure you didn't kick up a fuss saying thats unfair on the English
    Originally posted by Snakeeyes21
    its not at your expense tho

    the prescriptions are free form the welsh nhs(whos money si provided by the welsh assembly whos taxes come from people in wales ) becasue there spending there money on something people actually need rather than spending on drunk people or smokers who both have a choice on there lifestyles
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  • stewb
    Keep this new year resolution
    I just wanted to endorse the other replies supporting the NHS quit services - they really work. You are far more likely to quit with their help (4 times more likely), and its not just groups. They have 1 to 1 services as well.

    We all know that smoking is bad for us, but I was really shocked when I found out just how bad. Most of us start in our teens, but did you know that if we all keep on smoking half of us will die from smoking diseases like lung cancer and heart disease, BUT and its a big but, half of those deaths occur in middle age (before 65). On average those dying in middle age lose 21 years of life.
  • michellem1978
    Good luck to everyone trying to give up smoking. I did it 4 years ago and know it is not easy. If a toothbrush, or a cessation group, or a magic spell will help you - just go for it !
  • Humf
    Thank you, will get one of there kits for my OH,
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  • grumpynotoldman
    12 weeks smokefree today with help from this service in Group/ 1:1 / text and email, Snailmail, NRT (patches) and my own Won't Power.
    Saved £600!
    Can't believe I didn't do this earlier!
    This is my 4 th attempt to stop and I use my hatred of the shennigins of Big Tobacco to keep me on track.
    Plus the money saved is a great incentive.
    You need all the help you can get to stop smoking, one of the most addictive substances deliberately manipulated by Tobacco scientists to become even more addictive.
    • BigSister2008
    • By BigSister2008 1st Jan 10, 3:07 PM
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    thanks - OH needs this

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