Stopping smoking is one of the best things you can do to improve your health. Whether you decide to go it alone, or get help from a professional, there’s plenty of support and advice available.
The Northumbria NHS Trust Stop Smoking Service has trained advisors who will offer free friendly support and advice to help you stop smoking. Your advisor can also recommend the most appropriate medication to help you deal with any cravings.
To make an appointment contact your local advisor between 9.00am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday on: 01670 813135. You can leave an answer phone message outside of these times and an advisor will get back to you.
There is also a free national helpline: 0800 022 4332.
Stopping smoking for 28 days or more means you’re five times more likely to stop for good and last year over 160,000 people successfully quit in the in the nation’s biggest mass participation stop smoking challenge ever.
The NHS Choices website provides excellent advice and useful videos which explain the importance and benefits of quitting smoking, as does the NHS Smokefree campaign. Here you can sign up for free support in the form of daily emails, texts, telephone as well as face to face advice.