Stop smoking

Regardless of how long you've smoked for, quitting can help both your physical and mental health immediately. It has been proven that you are 4 times more likely to stop smoking with the support from a stop smoking adviser.

With the current pandemic, taking action to protect and improve your health is more important than ever.

 

A review by the World Health Organization found that smoking is associated with more severe illness and an increased risk of death in people who need hospital treatment for COVID-19.

stop smokingSmokers who are self-isolating and, therefore unable to go outside to smoke, should seek alternatives, such as Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) or e-cigarettes, to protect other people in their household.

About our service

If you are a Hillingdon resident, fit into one of the following categories and are ready to quit, we can help.

  • Children and young people under 18-years-old
  • Pregnancy and after child birth (including partners)
  • Those with mental health issues, including substance misuse
  • People with disabilities and long-term conditions
  • People in routine and manual occupations, such as construction workers, HGV drivers, waitresses, cleaners and porters

Our service offers:

  • expert motivational and behavioural support, advice
  • free access to an experienced NHS stop smoking adviser at a location and time to suit you
  • contact details for various Hillingdon pharmacies that can help you to quit
  • if appropriate, smoking cessation medications, such as Champix or nicotine replacement therapy (normally patches and gum) available at prescription cost (or free if you are exempt)

Please note: If you do not meet our criteria above but you live or work in Hillingdon, behavioural and motivational support may still be offered.

Contact us

For professional and understanding advice, email us at lbofh.stopsmoking@nhs.net or call 01895 207790 or 0800 169 7541.

Alternatively, you can visit us at:

ARCH - Old Bank House
64 High Street
Uxbridge
UB8 1JP

Further advice and support

Page last updated: 02 Jun 2021