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If you've decided that it's time to quit smoking, you might have a few questions you want to ask. Our 'stop smoking' FAQs are designed to help answer those questions, so that you can start your journey to a cigarette free lifestyle with the confidence you need. If you can't find the question or answer you are looking for here, then feel free to get in touch with our friendly team. They are here to help you stop smoking!

  • Posted Oct 26, 2021

    What is chain smoking?

    By LiveWell Dorset

    Chain smoking involves a person smoking continually - as soon as one cigarette is discarded, another it lit up and smoked straight after

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  • Posted Oct 25, 2021

    How does smoking affect pregnancy?

    By LiveWell Dorset

    You’ve probably heard people say “you can’t smoke if you’re pregnant!”, but why is that exactly? In this article we’ll share some of the ways in which smoking can affect pregnancy and why you should stop smoking if you are carrying a child to prevent any health complications for you and the baby.

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  • Posted Jun 25, 2021

    Why is smoking addictive?

    By LiveWell Dorset

    Anyone can become addicted to smoking which makes it difficult to quit, but why is smoking addictive?

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  • Posted May 24, 2021

    Why do people smoke?

    By LiveWell Dorset

    Understanding why you or those around you smoke is the first step towards quitting. Once you have identified the reasons why you smoke tobacco, you can start to consider the reasons why you want to quit smoking and work towards a healthier, smoke-free lifestyle.

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  • Posted Apr 30, 2021

    How to deal with stress without smoking

    By LiveWell Dorset

    Stress isn’t easy to deal with and it’s something that many of us will face day-to-day. In moderation, stress can actually benefit us by motivating us to reach our goals and take on our daily challenges.

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  • Posted Apr 5, 2021

    What is second-hand smoke?

    By LiveWell Dorset

    Second-hand smoke is the side stream and smoke you exhale which goes into the air. If anyone is around you, they can then breathe the smoke in themselves which can affect their health.

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  • Posted Jan 25, 2021

    How to motivate yourself to quit smoking

    By LiveWell Dorset

    Do you want to quit smoking cigarettes but lack the motivation to ditch them for good? You’re not alone. You may have considered giving up smoking for some time and haven't been able to give yourself that final push to commit to your goal.

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  • Posted Dec 18, 2020

    How to Get Fit After Smoking

    By LiveWell Dorset

    Quitting smoking is no easy task and getting fit following this lifestyle change can also be a difficult process, infact, many people gain weight after quitting smoking

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  • Posted Oct 22, 2020

    Why should you stop smoking?

    By LiveWell Dorset

    Put plainly, smoking is bad for your health and when you stop smoking, you decrease your risk of a shortened life expectancy as well as reducing your chances of developing diseases such as lung cancer. Identifying the reasons why you should stop smoking will help you to stay motivated on your journey to quitting and will make resisting cravings much easier.

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  • Posted Mar 11, 2020

    What is a good substitute for Smoking?

    By LiveWell Dorset

    If you’re on the journey to quitting smoking, you’ll know that nicotine cravings are one of the biggest obstacles to kicking the habit.

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  • Posted Sep 20, 2019

    What happens to your body when you quit smoking?

    By LiveWell Dorset

    Believe it or not, you can see a variety of health benefits begin in as little as an hour after the last cigarette and continue to improve as time goes on.

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  • Posted Sep 18, 2019

    How long does it take to break a habit?

    By LiveWell Dorset

    Are you wondering why it’s taking so long for you to break a habit? Even one that’s damaging to your health, such as smoking, drinking and sugary foods?

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The tailored approach LiveWell Dorset uses to come up with solutions to the things that are stopping us achieving our goals, is based upon work done by University College London developing the COM-B model of behaviour change. In this model, all behaviour is influenced by understanding a person’s capability to change, their opportunity to change and their motivation to change. By understanding which of these is the biggest barrier to change, we can tailor support accordingly. This model of behaviour change is at the centre of the support we offer, online and in person.

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