Want to Stop Smoking?
NHS Choices suggest eight practical, quick and simple steps you can take straight away to quit smoking
1. Talk to One-You East Sussex
One You East Sussex stop smoking advisors can support you throughout your quit attempt. We will see you (up to a maximum of 12 appointments) to help you remain smoke free. You are four times more likely to quit for good with support.
2. Join an NHS Stop Smoking Service
The NHS has stop smoking services staffed by trained stop smoking advisers all over the country in a range of venues at times to suit you.
You can join a group where local smokers meet once a week or have one-to-one support if you prefer.
You usually go for a few weeks and work towards a quit date.
3. Get a ‘cheerleader’ and stop smoking together
Sign up for the NHS Smokefree Together Programme and you’ll receive a supportive phone call, email and text the week before you quit, the day you quit and the following week.
4. Have an emergency phone number
Keep an emergency number, perhaps for your local NHS Stop Smoking Service.
Read more about how to cope with cravings.
5. Consider using NRT
Nicotine is addictive, and self-control alone might not be enough.
Give yourself a better chance of success by using nicotine replacement therapy (NRT).
This is available either free or on prescription from your GP, depending on where you live or from your local NHS Stop Smoking Service.
Or, you can buy nicotine patches, gum and so on over the counter from a pharmacy.
6. Email an expert
Ask an expert for advice through NHS Smokefree’s Ask an expert service.
7. Get online help
Use our stop smoking tool to get daily tips for success.
Read more about the stop smoking treatments available on the NHS.