Stop Smoking

Health tips

  • Tip one – You’re up to four times more likely to quit successfully with the help of your local stop smoking service! Services staffed by trained stop smoking advisers are available all over the country. You can join a local group which meets once a week or have one-to-one support if you prefer. You usually go for a few weeks and work towards a quit date. Find your nearest NHS Stop Smoking Service from the NHS Smokefree website, or call the Smokefree National Helpline to speak to a trained adviser on 0300 123 1044.
  • Tip two – Give yourself a better chance of success by using nicotine replacement therapy (NRT). This is available on prescription from your GP, from your local stop smoking service, or from a pharmacist. You could also consider trying e-cigarettes. While they’re not risk free, they are very much safer than cigarettes and can help people stop smoking.