Smoking is linked to persistent pain. Research shows people with pain who smoke have more pain symptoms which tend to last longer. There are lots of ways you can reduce and stop smoking when you are ready to make this change.
Most people with pain find they are able to stop smoking usually within 12 months of starting to live better with pain.
There is help from your pharmacist, GP, practice nurse and local stop smoking services. There are local services available and click here for more ways to help stop smoking when you are ready to quit.