The harmful effects of smoking are well known and include cancer, heart disease and lung disease. Smoking also has serious implications for the health of babies and children. Within 24 hours of stopping, a smoker’s blood pressure and lungs will already be showing signs of improvement. Every cigarette contains over 4,000 chemicals including cyanide and arsenic – around 60 of which are known to cause cancer. Smoking 20 cigarettes a day is equivalent to approximately £3,000 a year.

The Stop Smoking Service assists individuals who wish to stop smoking through adopting a supportive, empathetic and non-judgemental approach. This service is provided within primary and secondary healthcare, workplaces, schools and community/voluntary sector groups and is open to everyone. More people succeed with our Stop Smoking Service than with any other way.

The Stop Smoking Team works towards providing the most effective, evidence based stop smoking interventions for the public by providing intensive behavioural support for smokers who want to quit.