More information on the benefits of quitting
Whatever the method, what matters most is quitting. An excellent resource is the National Health Service website, which provides information and support to help people stop smoking: www.nhs.uk/smokefree
There is an NHS Stop Smoking Service: https://www.nhs.uk/smokefree/help-and-advice/local-support-services-helplines. They have trained advisers as well as one-to-one and group counselling.
There are free helplines that anyone in mainland UK can call to speak with a trained adviser by phone:
- In England, call the National Smokefree Helpline on 0300 123 1044
- In Scotland, call the Smokeline on 0800 84 84 84
- In Wales, call the Help Me Quit Wales Helpline on 0800 085 2219
The NHS online chat is https://quitnow.smokefree.nhs.uk/ChatTool
The NHS Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/NHSSmokefree
Many smartphone apps are available including the Stoptober app you can download from https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/stoptober/home . Help is also available from public organisations and charities.
DISCLAIMER: the purpose of this website is not to give medical advice. We recommend you talk to your doctor, pharmacist or NHS Stop Smoking Service for professional guidance.