Stopping smoking—carpe diem?BMJ 2012; 345 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e7324 (Published 28 November 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e7324
- James Harris
- 1Health Psychology Research Group, Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology, University College London, London, UK
I am a midwife, a health psychologist, and a smoker. In December 2011, I decided that I wanted to quit, and asked my general practitioner for a varenicline prescription. I was told that the practice “do not deal with that,” and a referral to the local health trainers was made to assess my needs. I was told to call if no contact was made by the end of January.
By mid-January, with no contact and my new year resolve waning, I tried to …