Be Smoke Free
Free, proven support to help you to quit smoking!
Everyone knows that smoking is bad for their health and the people they smoke around. Stopping smoking is the best thing you can do. Find out the benefits of giving up the smoke by clicking on the following links; Improve your health, Protect your family, Save money. Make your plan to stop smoking here.
Find the best tools to help you quit in the sections below;
Text Support: Receive extra support texted to you every step of the way to help keep you on track. Text TIPS to 63818
NHS Smokefree App: This is for you if you have a smartphone and want support every step of the way, wherever you are.
NHS Smoking Helpline support - 0300 123 1044
NHS Online Chat tool via Facebook Messenger - Get instant support when cravings strike, plus loads of tips, motivation and advice to help keep you smokefree.
There are many free NHS self-help tools available here.
For most people, it isn't easy to quit smoking using willpower alone. Stop smoking aids can help you manage nicotine cravings and other tobacco withdrawal symptoms. There's good evidence to show that using stop smoking aids increases people's chances of success, especially when combined with behavioural support which you can find in the Free NHS Support section above.
There are 3 types: Click on the links to find out more about which one is right for you.
- Nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) products, such as patches, inhalers and gum.
- Prescription tablets (Champix and Zyban)
- E-cigarettes / vaping: An e-cigarette (sometimes called an e-cig or a vape) allows you to inhale nicotine in a vapour rather than smoke. Please watch the video below for more information on vaping vs. smoking.
Giving up smoking during pregnancy is hard. Traditional advice is to quit smoking, the earlier the better. Whilst this is still the best advice, if you have tried or don’t want to try but are still worried about the harmful impact of smoking on your baby, you can consider reducing the harm. click here.