Smoking Cessation Support

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As a Trust, we are committed to our staff and to our patients and service users.

We want the best possible health outcomes for everyone involved in our services. Quitting smoking is the single most intervention to increase the physical and mental quality of life.

As of Wednesday 14 March 2018, we are implementing the recommendations of NICE Guidance PH48 which calls for support of smoking cessation or abstinence in all secondary care settings for patients, staff, carers and visitors.

This means that all staff, patients and visitors are not allowed to smoke tobacco anywhere on our sites - including buildings, entrances, exits, grounds and car parks as of Wednesday 14 March 2018. 

We understand that becoming a smoke-free Trust will have an impact on some of the people who use our service, however, there is lots of support available to patients who smoke to help them through the change – whether they wish to stop smoking permanently or for the duration of their appointment or stay with us.

If you are a patient or carer please speak to any clinical staff member for support or contact Yorkshire Smokefree (YSF) team on 01924 541286 or by email stop.smoking@midyorks.nhs.uk.

The Yorkshire Smoke Free team are located in the atrium next to the canteen at Pinderfields Hospital. In their new central location they have a consultation room and advisors on hand to give advice and help to quit smoking.

For advice and support online visit www.yorkshiresmokefree.nhs.uk


E-cigarettes

E-cigarette use has been associated with improved quit success rates over the last year and an accelerated drop in smoking rates across the country (Public Health England, 2018).

Patients and visitors are permitted to use e-cigarettes outside in our hospital grounds away from the main entrances , which must be kept clear for the benefit of all patients and visitors.  The impact of e-cigarette use in the grounds will be kept under review.



 

Yorkshire Smokefree Service

Yorkshire Smokefree (YSF) provides expert NHS advice and support for anyone who wants to stop smoking. So when you're ready to quit, we're ready to help. Our friendly experts will help you find the best way to quit and provide support throughout your journey, so you're smoke-free in no time.

Yorkshire Smokefree (YSF) is run by South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (http://www.southwestyorkshire.nhs.uk/) and covers the areas of Barnsley, Calderdale, Doncaster, Rotherham, Sheffield, Wakefield and Kirklees.


The Yorkshire Smokefree team can now be found in the atrium at Pinderfields Hospital next to the restaurant on floor B. In their new central location they have a consultation room and advisors on hand to give advice and help you to quit smoking.

To find out more about the services you can search http://yorkshiresmokefree.nhs.uk

The role of stop smoking specialist advisors is to provide both behavioural support and pharmacological aid to you. Over the years we have helped thousands of people to quit smoking locally, all this experience has helped shape the way Yorkshire Smokefree support and guide those clients that are ready to quit smoking and make this positive life change become a reality. All products are available on prescription including Nicotine Replacement Therapy, champix and zyban.
 

The following patient leaflet provides further information about the screening you will be offered for smoking and alcohol;  Preventing ill health tobacco and alcohol screening [pdf] 163KB

 

Are you pregnant?

If you are a smoker and pregnant please view this video or read this leaflet Smoking in pregnancy.pdf [pdf] 176KB to learn about the risks to smoking in pregnancy and to access our non-judgemental and friendly service.