Nearly 50% of long-term smokers will die prematurely of a smoking-related disease. For smokers looking for effective ways to quit, we can prescribe Champix tablets to help you stop smoking for good.
Quit Smoking treatments
How does Champix work?
Champix is a prescription treatment containing the active ingredient varenicline. This reduces the cravings and withdrawal symptoms that occur when you stop smoking. For best effect, a 12-week course should be completed.
What are the side effects of Champix?
There are side effects associated with Champix. These can include headaches, feeling sick and digestive problems. In severe cases, it can cause changes in your behaviour and depression. Full details about side effects are in the patient information leaflet.
We will assess your suitability for Champix when you request the treatment. If you have any concerns, contact us via your Patient Record or speak to your GP.
What happens when you stop smoking
Quitting can be challenging, but the benefits to your body and health are significant. Smoking is the cause of 20% of all adult deaths in England. It’s also proven to contribute to heart disease, lung cancer and stroke. Once you stop smoking, your risk of developing long-term illness decreases, your breathing can improve and you may find you have more energy. You’ll also protect the health of those around you by not exposing them to second-hand smoke.
Our Quit Smoking clinic
Request your starter pack and complete your consultation questionnaire. We will use this information to assess whether Champix is safe and suitable for you to take. If approved, we will make packs available to start your 12-week course.