Stopping smoking can make a massive improvement to your lifestyle and health. Once you stop smoking, some of the benefits are immediate and some are longer-term. For example, someone smoking 12 a day could save around £1660 a year not buying cigarettes.
Just give it a go! And even if you’ve tried before, don’t despair – it can take some people several tries. Getting the right support can also help your chances of success. Ask about quitting at your pharmacy, your GP surgery, or call your local Stop Smoking Service.
There is growing evidence that e-cigarettes can help people stop smoking. For anyone smoking, they carry a fraction of the risk of cigarettes and can be particularly effective when combined with extra quitting support.
Or click on the tab above to order free Quitting Tools. This will take you to the NHS Smokefree website where you can sign up to the Smokefree app, email and Facebook support.
Call 0800 802 1850 or visit darlingtonstopsmokinghub.org.uk.
For support and advice on quitting smoking in Gateshead call the Gateshead Stop Smoking Service on 0191 433 3058 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Or find out about local quitting sessions at http://www.ourgateshead.org/stop-smoking-services.
For support and advice on quitting smoking in Newcastle call the Newcastle Stop Smoking Service on 0191 269 1103 or text 07809 105837, email email@example.com or visit www.newcastle.gov.uk/health-and-social-care/health-and-wellbeing/stop-smoking.
For support and advice on quitting smoking in North Tyneside call the North Tyneside Stop Smoking Service on 0191 643 7171, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.activenorthtyneside.org.uk/stop-smoking.
For support and advice on quitting smoking in Northumberland call the Northumberland Stop Smoking Service on 01670 813135, email email@example.com or visit www.northumbria.nhs.uk/stopsmoking.
For support and advice on quitting smoking, call Smokefreelife County Durham on 0800 772 0565 or 0191 369 2016, text QUIT to 66777, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.smokefreelifecountydurham.co.uk.
For support and advice on quitting smoking in South Tyneside call the South Tyneside Stop Smoking service on 0191 424 7300 or visit www.southtyneside.gov.uk/article/35947/Stop-smoking.
For support and advice on quitting smoking in Stockton call the North Tees and Hartlepool Stop Smoking Service on 01642 383819 or visit www.nth.nhs.uk/services/stop-smoking-service.
For support and advice on quitting smoking in Middlesbrough call Stop Smoking South Tees on 01642 727579 or 01642 727590 email email@example.com or visit www.stopsmokingsouthtees.co.uk.
For support and advice on quitting smoking in Redcar and Cleveland call Stop Smoking South Tees on 01642 727579 or 01642 727590 email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.stopsmokingsouthtees.co.uk.
Call 0800 169 9913 / 0191 5671057 or visit www.northumbria.nhs.uk/stopsmoking/support-in-your-area/services-in-sunderland/.
Phone tel: 01254 682037 or visit www.refreshbwd.com/service/quit-smoking.
call 0300 123 1044 or visit the website.
Tel 0161 253 7554 or visit the website.
Tel 0808 164 3202 or visit the website.
Call 0300 777 0033 or visit cheshirechangehub.org/.
Ask at your local pharmacy or call 03000 13 3000 or Text "PHARMACY STOP your postcode" to 80011.
Tel: 0300 029 0029 or visit the website.
Tel 0151 426 7462/ 0800 324 111 or www.readytostopsmoking.co.uk.
Tel 0800 328 6297 or visit www.quitsquad.nhs.uk.
tel 0800 061 4212 or 0151 374 2535 or visit www.smokefreeliverpool.co.uk.
tel 0161 291 5030 or visit the website.
Tel 0800 288 9008 or visit the website.
Tel 01706 751190 or visit www.livingwellrochdale.com.
tel 0800 952 1000 or visit the website.
Tel 0300 100 1000 or visit www.smokefreesefton.co.uk.
Tel 0161 474 3141 or visit the website.
Tel 0161 716 2000 visit the website.
Tel 0300 003 0818 or visit the website.
Tel 01942 489012 visit the website.
Tel 0151 541 5656.
visit the website - click and scroll down to “community smoking cessation service providers” for a full list of GPs and pharmacies offering local quitting support.
If you’ve tried before, here are some important tips to think about to help get you on your way.