Many smokers want to quit but aren't quite sure how to go about it. There's lots of free support on offer, from local face-to-face services to advice on the phone and online chat. Finding the right support for you will greatly help your chances of quitting.

Every cigarette you smoke causes real harm. Learn about how your body recovers once you stop.

Local help to quit

If you need more support, contact our free stop smoking service. They can give you advice, support and encouragement to help you stop for good. You can book an appointment by emailing or calling them on 020 3049 8550.

You can also talk to your local pharmacy (pdf, 250kb). They have specialist stop smoking advisors who can help you plan how to quit and support you through the first few difficult weeks after you stop smoking.

Smoking and pregnancy

If you're pregnant or have children under the age of five, there's a specialist counselling service tailored to suit your specific needs. The free stop smoking service can support you and your partner and other family members who would like to stop smoking. You can book an appointment by emailing or calling them on 020 3049 8550.

Useful links

  • Smoke free - information on why and how to quit, as well as inspirational success stories
  • One you - information on smoking and how to quit
  • NHS Choices - information on key times to quit, coping with cravings and myths about quitting

Page last updated: 03 October 2017