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.

NHS stop smoking advisers help you quit

Seeing an NHS stop smoking adviser is free and will massively boost your chances of quitting.

Stop smoking without putting on weight

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

7 key times to quit smoking

Seven 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.

10 self-help tips to stop smoking

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

Stop smoking: track your progress

Track your stop-smoking progress with our Quit Smoking iPhone app and desktop widget.

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 smoking

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.

'How I quit smoking'

Justine Speller, a gardener from London, quit cigarettes with the help of an NHS stop-smoking group.

Ask the GP: smoking Q&A

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

Under-18s guide to quitting

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.

Quit smoking during Ramadan

Ramadan is a great opportunity to start some healthy habits and get rid of some bad ones, like smoking.

'I quit smoking for my son'

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

Services near you

Find addresses, phone numbers and websites for services near you


Stop smoking treatments

Treatments to help you quit, including nicotine replacement therapy (NRT), Zyban, Champix and electronic cigarettes

Change4Life resolution booster 

If you’re going to make a healthy change in 2013, Change4Life could up your chances of success

Quit smoking iPhone app

Download this free quit smoking iPhone app for daily tips and support

Download quit smoking iPhone app

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

Lung cancer myths and facts

We separate the fact from the fiction about lung cancer and its link with smoking and other risk factors

Downloadable quit smoking widget

Use this desktop calculator for daily support and motivation as you quit smoking

Download the NHS quit smoking widget

Get support quitting

NHS Smokefree offers different services and support to help you stop smoking.

Stop smoking in pregnancy

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