Support to quit in Yorkshire and Humber

Read our quitting tips to get you started

Stopping smoking is the best thing you can do for your health.

If you are just getting started, there are more options than ever before in Yorkshire and the Humber - from electronic cigarettes to stop smoking medicines, as well as services where you can either get face-to-face support or pop into a local drop in session near where you live. Local pharmacies can also help you with quitting smoking.

If you want to use an e-cigarette to help you quit, you'll give yourself the best chance if you get expert support from your local stop smoking service.

Find your local stop smoking service below:

Bradford

Call 01274 437 700 or email stopsmokingservice@bradford.gov.uk

Calderdale

Call 0800 6120011 (FREE from landline), 03306601166 (FREE from most mobiles) or visit the website

Kirklees

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.

Leeds

Call 0800 169 4219 or visit the website

Wakefield

Call 01924 252174, 0800 612 0011, email wakefieldss@nhs.net or visit the website

Hull

Call 0800 3247 111 or visit the website

East Riding

Call 0800 9177752 or visit the website

North Yorkshire - Living Well Smokefree

Find a list of GP practices and community pharmacies here or call 01609 797272

York

Call 01904 553377 or visit the website

North East Lincolnshire

Call 01472 325500 or visit the website

North Lincolnshire

Call 01724 298212 or visit the website

Lincolnshire

Call 0800 622 6968 or visit the website

Sheffield

Call 0800 6120011 (FREE from landline), 03306601166 (FREE from most mobiles) or visit the website

Rotherham

Call 01709 718720 or visit the website

Barnsley

Call 0800 6120011 (FREE from landline), 03306601166 (FREE from most mobiles) or visit the website

Doncaster

Call 0800 6120011 (FREE from landline), 03306601166 (FREE from most mobiles) or visit the website

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Support to quit in North East England

Read our quitting tips to get you started

Stopping smoking is the best thing you can do for your health.

If you are just getting started, there are more options than ever before - from electronic cigarettes, to stop smoking medicines, through to stop smoking services, where you can either get face-to-face support or pop into a local drop in session near where you live.

Most local pharmacies can also help you with quitting smoking.

Getting help from your local stop smoking service boosts your chances of success by up to four times compared with trying to quit unaided or with over-the-counter nicotine replacement therapy. Stop smoking services also encourage people to use e-cigs to quit:

County Durham

Call Smokefree life on 0800 772 0565 or text QUIT to 66777 or email info@smokefreelifecountydurham.co.uk. You can also visit our website to book an appointment or find out about local support near you visit the website

Gateshead

Call Gateshead Stop Smoking Service on 0191 433 3058 or email smokefree@gateshead.gov.uk. Or find out about local support near you Visit website

Newcastle

Call Newcastle Stop Smoking Service on 0191 269 1103 or text 07809 105837 or email newcastle.stopsmoking@nhs.net. Or to see a list of local drop in sessions near you Visit website

Northumberland NHS Stop Smoking Service

Call the Northumberland Stop Smoking Service on 01670 813 135 or email stopsmokingservice@nhct.nhs.uk or visit the website

North Tyneside

Call the North Tyneside Stop Smoking Service on 0191 643 7171 or email active@northtyneside.gov.uk or to find out about local support near you visit the website

South Tyneside

Call the South Tyneside Stop Smoking service on 0191 424 7300 or visit the website

Sunderland

Freephone 0800 169 9913 or visit the website

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Quitting tips

If you’ve tried before, here are some important tips to think about to help get you on your way.

  1. Willpower is important, but you’re much more likely to succeed if you combine your determination to quit with stop smoking service support and stop smoking aids.
  2. Even if you’ve struggled to quit before, try to make at least one quit attempt a year until you manage to stop permanently, whenever that is. If you try at least once a year, you improve your chances of quitting for good.
  3. Consider using Nicotine Replacement Therapy as a quit aid – there are many different types of this now. The health problems of smoking are caused by other components in tobacco smoke, not by the nicotine.
  4. If you’ve struggled to quit using quitting aids, why not try switching completely to an e-cigarette/ vaping? E-cigs do not contain tobacco and evidence suggests they carry a fraction of the health risks from smoking. Visit a reputable vaping shop (e.g. one affiliated to the Independent Vape Trade Association) to get advice on the type of product that will help you quit.
  5. Your chances of quitting are doubled if you use a stop smoking medicine prescribed by a GP, pharmacist or other health professional. Stop smoking medicines can help you manage nicotine withdrawal symptoms and boost your chances of quitting.
  6. Local Stop Smoking Services (where available) provide expert advice, support and encouragement to help you stop smoking for good. Give yourself the best chance of quitting by combining stop smoking service support with quitting aids.
  7. The NHS Smokefree website has lots of free support to help you stop for good. This includes the free online ‘Personal Quit Plan’ to help smokers find the right type of stop-smoking support for them.
  8. Some people do manage to quit first time – but for many it takes more than one attempt. Don’t get disheartened if you didn’t quit first time, and don’t tell yourself you can’t do it. You can come back better prepared next time.
  9. Think of your health. Chemicals in tobacco smoke enter our bloodstream and can then affect the entire body. This is why smoking causes so many diseases, including 16 types of cancer, heart disease and various lung diseases.
  10. Get support from family and friends – their support can go a long way. If your partner smokes, why not quit together?
  11. Smoking is expensive and you might be surprised at how it all adds up. Smokers can expect to save £1600-£2400 a year simply by quitting.
  12. Research suggests the best chance of success is by stopping abruptly rather than by trying to cut down gradually. Many smokers try to cut down first, but stopping completely creates a clear break.