A Stop Smoking Success story!
Fitzrovia Medical Centre is one of the highest performing GP Practices in helping their patients to stop smoking. John Batchelor - their stop smoking advisor routinely encourages all smokers to kick the habit by providing support throughout their journey. One of his patients A.W., who singed up to the Stop Smoking Prgramme few months ago writes "I had wanted to give up for at least ten of the forty ears I'd been smoking. Occasionally, I' d even tried - but never got beyond the brain fog of the second or thrid day of nicotine withdrawl and felt I had to take it up again o save my sanity and my job! When I accepted counselling I knew I was really serious but even with patches I still struggled towards a final quit date. However, the big difference this time was that someone was explaining to me what was happening in my mind, my body, my mood, my emotions, my habits and the receptors in my brain. That understanding made all the difference. It made the battle more strategic - and with the long-term enemy now in my sights, I eventually won!"
Smokefree Westminster - Smokescreen Issue 5, July 2010