UHMBT is a no smoking Trust. Smoking is not permitted on any of the hospital sites.

Helping you to recover

Quitting smoking before or even during your hospital visit can speed up your recovery and reduce the risk of complications.

People who smoke are more likely to:
•    be admitted to hospital
•    stay longer in hospital
•    have complications after an operation.

Stopping smoking at least 8 weeks before surgery will greatly improve your recovery. If that’s not possible, remember that the sooner you stop smoking the better.

Not everyone can plan when they come into hospital, eg in the case of an emergency or treatment for a long term condition, but quitting at any time up to or during your hospital stay is beneficial.

Stopping smoking is the best thing you can do for your health.

Quick links

How to contact us

NHS North Lancashire Quit Squad - 0800 328 6297

Cumbria County Council Stop Smoking Helpline - 03000 13 3000

Updated November 2018

Leaflets to help you quit





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