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 or group support, along with stop smoking medicines (prescription charges may be payable).

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, and can be done via phone or video call if you cannot attend in person. Sessions are usually held once a week for 4 weeks after your last cigarette. Evidence shows that people who manage to quit for 28 days are more likely to stay quit for good.

Many people find that sharing the experience with others is really helpful. When asked if they would recommend the service, 9 out of 10 smokers who have used a local Stop Smoking Service say they would.

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. If you want to use your own e-cigarette, also called a vape, to help you quit, they can support you with that too. 

Need a little motivation? Your adviser can measure the level 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 48 hours after your last cigarette.