Stopping smoking

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In one of our recent Patient Support Meetings, Dr Khaled Al-shair (National Aspergillosis Centre Researcher) spoke of several guidelines to help patients suffering from Chronic Pulmonary Aspergillosis (CPA) feel their best while being treated at the NAC. Exercise and good diet played their part but one of the major improvements many patients can make to their lifestyle was to stop smoking cigarettes.

We have also had a talk from our local ‘Stop Smoking’ nurse at the National Aspergillosis Centre (NAC) – this talk tended to be about what can be done locally using UHSM (University Hospital of South Manchester) services; so if you are a NAC patient or live withing striking distance of UHSM (Manchester, UK) you can take advantage of this help directly, but there was also extensive information for anyone about different strategies to employ when trying to find a way to stop smoking e.g. gum, eCigarette.
There was also a lot of information about what the advantages of stopping smoking are and much more. It is well worth listening to.

The NHS also provides a lot of useful information and tips for finding support to stop smoking.