Local Stop Smoking Services
There's a free local Stop Smoking Service near you. With their help, you're 3 times as likely to quit successfully.
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 have used a local Stop Smoking Service say they would.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) update
During the coronavirus outbreak local Stop Smoking Services are unable to offer face-to-face support, however they can still support you in your quit attempt using other contact methods such as telephone or video calling.
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.