NHS Stop Smoking Services - A Guide to Stop Smoking

If you need specialist help then try the NHS. They offer a range of stop smoking services which include:

  • Specialist ‘stop smoking’ clinics in various parts of the UK. These have a good success rate when it comes to quitting smoking. Your GP can refer you to one of these clinics.
  • Free smoking helpline: this is available to you from 7am to 11pm, seven days a week. If you need to speak to someone about your smoking or want some support then give them a call.

Their number is: 0800 022 4332

  • A local ‘stop smoking’ service: these are a series of group sessions in which you can talk to a trained adviser about your smoking. Plus there is the chance to meet with others for some extra motivation.
  • Support for you at home: this is an ideal option if you have a busy lifestyle. Their ‘Together Programme’ is a system of help and advice, delivered to you at home. It includes text messages, email advice and a range of tips and useful information.
  • Nicotine replacement therapy and anti-smoking medicines.

The ‘Smokefree’ NHS site has a range of smoking cessation tools which can be downloaded or ordered for free. These include a ‘Quit Kit’, a support DVD and a ‘smokefree’ guide.

Visit www.smokefree.nhs.uk for further details.

You may find that a combination of these methods works best for you. For example, the NHS ‘Quit Kit’ combined with a series of counselling sessions.

The NHS ‘Quit Kit’ has recently been advertised on television and this plus the fact that it is free has got to be worth a try.

Other stop smoking options include acupuncture and hypnosis which some people find effective but you may have to pay for these.

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