Stop Smoking Advice

unhealthy person surrounded by cigarette smoke

It is never too late to stop smoking, if you are serious about stopping we can provide you with smoking cessation advice or we can provide help and information about the local smoking cessation services where you can get support from fellow smokers who wish to give up.

Reasons to quit

  • Smokers are more likely to get ill and die earlier than non-smokers.
  • Smoking kills over 100,000 people per year in the United Kingdom.
  • Nicotine is ten times more addictive than heroin.

Tips to help you stop smoking:

  • Pick a date and keep to it
  • Plan your attempt to quit smoking
  • Support from family and friends is vital
  • Reward yourself with 'treats' from the money you save
  • Always take one day at a time
  • Be positive

Your doctor will be able to advise you about Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT). NRT increases your chances of quitting successfully. The products are available on prescription.


The following websites can prove very helpful in quitting smoking:

NHS 'quit smoking' app

Created for those who want to stop smoking for good, the NHS Quit Smoking app is a 28 day programme that puts practical support, encouragement, and tailored clinical advice in the palm of your hand.

The evidence suggests you are 5 times more likely to quit for good if you stay smoke free for 28 days, with this in mind this app will help you on your own personal journey to quit.

The app can be downloaded for Android and Apple devices using the links below:

   Android app download        Apple app download

Quit plan tool

You can also get help with a personal quit plan using the quit-plan tool below:

Personal Quit Plan

Quit smoking with your free personal quit plan

You're more likely to stop smoking with the right support, so find the combination that's right for you in 4 easy steps.