Local Stop Smoking Services

There's a free local Stop Smoking Service near you. Studies show that you're four times more likely to quit with help. Developed by experts and ex-smokers and delivered by professionals, your local Stop Smoking Service provides expert advice, support and encouragement to help you stop smoking for good.

It offers free one-to-one support along with stop smoking medicines, which are available for the cost of a prescription. When asked if they would recommend the service, 9 out of 10 smokers who've used a local Stop Smoking Service say they would.

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What to expect

Your local Stop Smoking Service has trained advisers on hand to support you, either one-to-one or in a group. The sessions usually start a couple of weeks before you quit.

Many people find that sharing the experience with others is really helpful.

Why it helps

Your adviser will be able to tell you about nicotine replacement products and other stop smoking medicines. They can also recommend which product or combination of products could work for you.

Need a little motivation? Your adviser can measure the levels of carbon monoxide in your body (the CO level) using a carbon monoxide monitor. The monitor shows how your CO level drops to the same level as a non-smoker's, just 24 hours after your last cigarette.