Stop smoking support

Here you will find everything you need to help you on your journey to a healthier, happier you. We are here to help you quit for good!

You are up to four times more likely to quit with help from local stop smoking services however, most people manage to quit on their own. All of the support options are available to you on this page.

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Local stop smoking helpline

Our stop smoking helpline is available for residents of North East Lincolnshire who would like some support with quitting smoking.

Our specialist advisors can help you find the support you need whether that is over the phone or at one of our local stop smoking clinics.

Please call our helpline on 01472 325500, lines are open Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Alternatively you can send us a message through our Facebook page and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Mobile Apps

Using an app to help you to stop smoking can provide daily support and motivation to keep you on track to your smoke free goal. There are many apps available, however we would recommend the NHS Smokefree mobile App .  With this app you can start a 4 week programme that puts practical support, encouragement, milestones and tailored advice in the palm of your hand.

You can also find other stop smoking support apps through searching ORCHA , they have reviewed thousands of apps to help you find those that are best and the safest to use. Each app on their site has been evaluated against key criteria relating to clinical governance, data privacy and user experience.


E-cigarettes

E-cigarettes can help you to stop smoking altogether. All of the current research on e-cigarettes shows them to be much safer than the traditional cigarette and much less harmful to your health. Although they still contain addictive nicotine, they have far fewer toxins associated with cigarettes.

As there is no combustion, the harmful bi-products of smoking like tar and carbon monoxide are not found in e -cigarettes. By using them in conjunction with other stop smoking services, you can increase your chances of quitting for good.

You can find out more information on e-cigarettes on the NHS Quit Smoking website . You can also contact your GP, speak to your pharmacist, or get in touch with your local stop smoking service on 01472 325500.

Smoking during pregnancy

Every cigarette you smoke contains over 4,000 chemicals, so smoking when you are pregnant harms your unborn baby. Cigarettes can restrict the essential oxygen supply to your baby. As a result, their heart must beat harder every time you smoke.

Your midwife will work with our local stop smoking support service to ensure you have the correct support you need to quit smoking as soon as you find out you are pregnant. If you have not yet been referred by your midwife and feel that you need some support then please contact our helpline on 01472 325500 to make an appointment.

For more information on smoking during pregnancy and other self- help tips please refer to NHS Stop Smoking in pregnancy .


Stop smoking tools

There are often myths and misconceptions surrounding nicotine and stop smoking medicines such as nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) and prescription tablets. Visit the NHS Quit smoking website to read more about the 10 most common myths with stop smoking treatments.

If you would like more information on stop smoking tools please contact your local stop smoking service on 01472 325500 or alternatively you can visit the NHS Smoke free website .

Online support

A wide range of expert advice on how to stop smoking is available online. This is useful if you feel you can quit on your own without the help of local stop smoking services but feel that you could use some guidance.

For example the NHS Smokefree website has lots of useful information to help you choose the right option for you and your circumstances. Alternatively you can visit the NHS Smoke Free Facebook page .


Local stop smoking support

If you are ready to quit smoking for good, reduce the number of cigarettes you have each day, or keep your addictions at bay, there are lots of local support options for you.

We usually operate open access clinics all over North East Lincolnshire at certain times each week for you to just drop in at your convenience. However due to the COVID-19 restrictions we are currently only able to support you virtually. We can still provide you with a stop smoking support programme that you will receive over the phone on a one to one basis. Please book an appointment through our helpline on 01472 325500.


How much money could you save by quitting smoking? Use the cost calculator to find out.


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