Help to stop smoking

Developed by experts and ex-smokers and delivered by professionals, the Stop Smoking Service provides tailored advice, support and encouragement at various locations across Swindon. The service is free and offers individuals the following:

  • Help and advice to choose a suitable medication
  • Free carbon monoxide testing
  • Help in developing an individually tailored quit plan
  • Support in making behaviour change
  • Help with managing cravings and temptations
  • Support with worries about weight gain and/or managing stress
  • 8 -12 weeks of stop smoking medication for those exempt from prescription charges

Many people try to quit smoking with willpower alone, but it is much easier with the right help. There are lots of support options, and combinations of options, available to suit everyone:

  • A personal quit plan, a tool that can helps you plan your quit and access the right support
  • The NHS Smokefree app, which is free to download and helps track progress, money you are saving and access to daily support
  • A Stoptober Facebook group is available for contact with other smokers also attempting a quit

You are three times more likely to quit via your local stop smoking service. Contact swindon.stopsmoking@nhs.net to find out more.

Stop smoking drop-in

From Wednesday, 19 January, our in-house specialist Stop Smoking Adviser will be offering a stop smoking drop-in for anyone looking for advice and support on quitting.

No appointment is necessary, you can just drop-in to receive free, non-judgmental support to your quit journey.

The clinics will be running weekly from 9:00am to 2.00pm at Sanford House reception:

Sanford House
College Street
Swindon
SN1 1HE

 

Useful links and resources:

This page was updated on 03/08/22.