Giving up smoking

It’s not easy but with help you can do it. You can get free help at your doctor’s or chemist. Call these numbers for advice:

Bristol Helpline for Smokefree

Bristol Helpline for Smokefree


Think about what you drink.

Try to keep to healthy drinking limits:

  • Less than 21 units a week for men
  • Less than 14 units a week for women

Try to have 48 hours without drinking alcohol – this gives your liver a chance to recover.

What is a unit?                      No. of units
Small glass of wine                1½
Large glass of wine                3
Pint of beer
(some beers are stronger)  2
1 measure of spirits
(whiskey, gin, rum etc)         1

Where to go for help? Ask your doctor, or call:

Bristol ROADS (Recovery Orientated Alcohol and Drug Service):

  • Weekdays 9am – 8pm and Saturday 10am – 5pm
  • 0117 916 6588

National Helpline:

  • Weekdays 9am – 8pm and Saturday 10am – 4pm
  • 0300 123 1110

Standard glass of wine (175ml)
11.5% ABV
2 units

Large glass of wine (250ml)
12% ABV
3 units

Bottle of wine (750ml)
12% ABV
9 units

Pint of strong lager or beer
5.3% ABV
3 units

Pint of normal strength lager or beer
3.5% ABV
2 units

Alcopop bottle (275ml)
5% ABV
1.4 units

Spirits double (50ml)
40% ABV
2 units

Can of nomal strength lager (500ml)
4% ABV
2 units

Spirits single (25ml)
40% ABV
1 units

Reproduced by kind permission of the British Liver Trust