Stop smoking

Get help NOW to stop smoking

Want to stop smoking? Find out practical, quick and simple steps you can take NOW to quit successfully.

10 health benefits of stopping smoking

Quit smoking and you'll be healthier, your skin will look better and you'll have better sex.

NHS stop smoking advisers help you quit

Seeing an NHS stop smoking adviser is free and will massively boost your chances of quitting.

Stop smoking without putting on weight

Most people put on weight when they quit smoking, but you can take these steps to prevent piling on the pounds.

8 key times to quit smoking

Eight key life events that are a great motivation to quit for good including going into hospital and becoming a grandparent.

Stop smoking: coping with cravings

Control your cigarette cravings with self help tips and stop smoking treatments.

10 myths about stop smoking treatments

Find out 10 common myths about stop smoking treatments, and the truth behind them.

10 self-help tips to stop smoking

Some small changes to your lifestyle may help you resist the temptation to light up.

Quit making excuses

The seven top excuses smokers use to avoid stopping smoking, and how to overcome them.

How your GP can help you quit

Dr Michael Apple explains what GPs can do to help patients quit smoking, hopefully for good.

What to do if you relapse after quitting smoking

Don’t be put off trying to quit if you relapse. The key is to learn from what went wrong so you’re more likely to succeed next time.

'How I quit smoking'

Find out how ex-smoker Justine quit smoking with the help of an NHS stop-smoking group.

Ask the GP: smoking Q&A

Does smoking cause indigestion? How does it affect the heart? Why is it hard to stop? A GP explains

Under-18s guide to quitting smoking

Seven reasons for teen smokers to quit, and eight ways to help yourself through it.

Paan, bidi and shisha

Paan, bidi and shisha all have health risks. Get help quitting using these leaflets in Bengali, Urdu, Punjabi, Hindi and Gujarati.

Quit smoking during Ramadan

Ramadan is a great opportunity to start some healthy habits and get rid of some bad ones, like smoking.

'I quit smoking for my son'

The health risks of smoking, and why one mum from London quit after 26 years.

Stoptober's back!

Join the thousands taking part in the 28-day Stoptober Challenge and swap the smokes for jokes

Try the Stoptober challenge

Stop smoking for 28 days and you’re five times more likely to stop for good. There are lots of free support tools from apps to packs - we have all the help you need.

Media last reviewed: 18/09/2014

Next review due: 18/09/2016

Your NHS Health Check

Millions of people have already had their free "midlife MOT". Find out why this health check-up is so important

'I know I am on the right path'

Ex-smoker Karen, 45, says having an NHS Health Check was completely painless and gave her peace of mind

Rolling tobacco - the facts

Roll-ups just as harmful

Roll-ups are at least as hazardous as factory made cigarettes, say experts

The top five causes of premature death

How to reduce your risk of early death from one of the 5 big killers: cancer; heart disease; stroke; lung or liver disease.

Stop Smoking iPhone app

Download this free Stop Smoking iPhone app for daily tips and support

Download Stop Smoking iPhone app

Stop smoking treatments

Treatments to help you quit, including nicotine replacement therapy (NRT), Zyban, Champix and electronic cigarettes

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Join more than 140,000 who follow @NHSChoices for the latest and best health news and lifestyle advice

Lung cancer: are you at risk?

The facts about lung cancer, including how to tell if you're at risk, even if you don't smoke

Lung cancer myths and facts

We separate the fact from the fiction about lung cancer and its link with smoking and other risk factors

Stop smoking in pregnancy

Find out how smoking affects your baby when you're pregnant, and the support available to help you stop