Our free stop smoking service aims to help people to give up smoking. We provide advice, support and encouragement to help you stop smoking for good.
What do we offer?
- trained advisers to help you decide when’s the best time to stop and how to succeed
- regular sessions in the first few weeks after stopping to encourage you to keep going
- a choice of medications to suit your level of smoking and preference, available free or on prescription
- carbon monoxide tests to keep you motivated by showing reduced carbon monoxide levels in your blood after quitting.
Hospital stop smoking service
Giving up smoking before any planned hospital treatment is the most effective thing you can do to speed up your recovery, even stopping smoking once you have been admitted can shorten your hospital stay.
At Guy's and St Thomas' we have a team of stop smoking advisers working with inpatients, outpatients and staff to provide excellent evidence-based support to smokers to help them quit.
They offer free, confidential advice and support through their weekly clinics and inpatient service. Stop smoking medications can be arranged while you are in hospital helping you avoid the long walk outside to find a smoking area.
The advisers work closely with community services as well and can refer you to your nearest advisor once you are ready for discharge.
Specialist community stop smoking services
Our Lambeth and Southwark community stop smoking service offers specialist support for people who may find it harder to stop smoking, particularly if you are house bound, have a long-term physical and or mental health condition or have tried to quit a number of times before.
Support can be provided on a one-to-one basis or if you feel you would benefit from the support of other smokers then stop smoking support groups may be your preferred option. Our specialist service has high success rates and is particularly effective with highly dependent smokers.
Pregnant women and new mums
If you are pregnant or have children under the age of five, our specialist counselling service is tailored to suit your specific needs. We offer one-to-one support and can also support your partner and other family members who would like to stop smoking.
Stop smoking success stories