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Smoking Cessation Support for Patients and Staff.


Belfast Health and Social Care Trust

Type: Report - practice
Region: Republic of Ireland
Northern Ireland

This service is offered to all patients and staff wanting to quit smoking.
The smoking cessation specialists meet patients and staff individually, or as part of a group up to an hour a week for six or seven weeks.
The first few weeks are usually spent planning and prepairing to give up, with the patient providing a quit date to work to.
Appointments are set for the following four weeks to support the smoker through the first month of quitting. The patient would be followed up at 52 weeks to see if they are still quit.
Smokers would be advised of addidational help to them including nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) and Varenicline Tartate (Champix).
At present there are clinics in the Belfast City Hospital, Royal Victoria Hospital and Mater Hospital.



Rights: Public
Suggested citation:

Belfast Health and Social Care Trust. (2009) Smoking Cessation Support for Patients and Staff. [Online]. Available from: [Accessed: 10th April 2020].


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