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To make sure that everyone has the best experience of our Smokefree hospitals, we will be asking everyone if they smoke and will aim to provide a stop smoking medicine within half an hour of admission.

About Swap and Stop

Swap and Stop is ethos behind Humber and North Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership’s programme to treat tobacco dependence. It recognises that not everyone who smokes is ready to stop now and forever and that for some people, swapping to a less harmful way of getting their nicotine is going to be helpful.

The message from health professionals is clear, if you smoke, the best thing to do is to stop, the best way of doing this is with medication and support and we can arrange that for you today.

If you are not ready to stop, then you will benefit from swapping tobacco entirely for a safe form of nicotine, such as patches, gum, or a vape and to use that for as long as it takes for you not to go back to smoking.

Support is available to everyone at your local community stop smoking service and the NHS is providing extra support to staff, patients and visitors on hospital sites so that they can join our NHS in becoming truly Smokefree.