Stop smoking

Get help NOW to stop smoking

Want to stop smoking? Find out practical, quick and simple steps you can take NOW to quit successfully.

10 health benefits of stopping smoking

Quit smoking and you'll be healthier, your skin will look better, and you'll have better sex.

Stop smoking treatments

Find out about the medications that can help if you want to stop smoking, including nicotine replacement therapy (NRT), bupropion (Zyban) and varenicline (Champix).

NHS stop smoking services help you quit

Using an NHS stop smoking service is free and will massively boost your chances of quitting.

Using e-cigarettes to stop smoking

Find out about e-cigarettes and how to use them to help you stop smoking.

10 self-help tips to stop smoking

Some small changes to your lifestyle may help you resist the temptation to light up.

Stop smoking without putting on weight

Most people put on weight when they quit smoking, but you can take these steps to prevent piling on the pounds.

Stopping smoking is good for your mental health

Being smoke-free helps relieve the symptoms of stress, anxiety and depression

8 key times to quit smoking

Eight key life events that are a great motivation to quit for good including going into hospital and becoming a grandparent.

Stop smoking: coping with cravings

Control your cigarette cravings with self help tips and stop smoking treatments.

10 myths about stop smoking treatments

Find out 10 common myths about stop smoking treatments, and the truth behind them.

Stop smoking: quit making excuses

The seven top excuses smokers use to avoid stopping smoking, and how to overcome them.

How your GP can help you quit

Dr Michael Apple explains what GPs can do to help patients quit smoking, hopefully for good.

What to do if you relapse after quitting

Don’t be put off trying to quit if you relapse. The key is to learn from what went wrong so you’re more likely to succeed next time.

Passive smoking: protect your family and friends

How to protect others from secondhand smoke. Includes advice on e-cigs.

'How I quit smoking'

Find out how ex-smoker Justine quit smoking with the help of an NHS Stop Smoking group.

Ask the GP: smoking Q&As

Does smoking cause indigestion? How does it affect the heart? Why is it hard to stop? A GP explains

Under-18s guide to quitting smoking

Seven reasons for teen smokers to quit, and eight ways to help yourself through it.

Paan, bidi and shisha

Paan, bidi and shisha all have health risks. Get help quitting using these leaflets in Bengali, Urdu, Punjabi, Hindi and Gujarati.

'I quit smoking for my son'

The health risks of smoking, and why one mum from London quit after 26 years.

Join in with Stoptober!

Get the support to help you stop smoking and join the thousands quitting for 28 days

Your NHS Health Check

Millions of people have already had their free "midlife MOT". Find out why this health check-up is so important

Lung cancer: are you at risk?

The facts about lung cancer, including how to tell if you're at risk, even if you don't smoke

Call your GP today

If you've been coughing for 3 weeks or more, tell your doctor. Call your GP today

Stop smoking in pregnancy

Find out how smoking affects your baby when you're pregnant, and the support available to help you stop

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