Support to quit

Stopping smoking can make a massive improvement to your lifestyle and health. Once you stop smoking, some of the benefits are immediate and some are longer-term. For example, someone smoking 12 a day could save around £1660 a year not buying cigarettes.

Just give it a go! And even if you’ve tried before, don’t despair – it can take some people several tries. Getting the right support can also help your chances of success. Ask about quitting at your pharmacy, your GP surgery, or call your local Stop Smoking Service.

There is growing evidence that e-cigarettes can help people stop smoking. For anyone smoking, they carry a fraction of the risk of cigarettes and can be particularly effective when combined with extra quitting support.

Or click on the tab above to order Free Quitting Tools. This will take you to the NHS Smokefree website where you can sign up to a range of products, like the quitting app, Quit Kit, text or email support.

Read our quitting tips to get you started


North East local stop smoking services

Smokefreelife County Durham

For support and advice on quitting smoking, call Smokefreelife County Durham on 0800 772 0565 or 0191 369 2016, text QUIT to 66777, email info@smokefreelifecountydurham.co.uk or visit www.smokefreelifecountydurham.co.uk.

Gateshead

For support and advice on quitting smoking in Gateshead call the Gateshead Stop Smoking Service on 0191 433 3058 or email smokefree@gateshead.gov.uk. Or find out about local quitting sessions at http://www.ourgateshead.org/stop-smoking-services.

Hartlepool

For support and advice on quitting smoking in Hartlepool call the North Tees and Hartlepool Stop Smoking service on 01642 383819 or visit www.nth.nhs.uk/services/stop-smoking-service.

Stop smoking South Tees, Middlesbrough

For support and advice on quitting smoking in Middlesbrough call Stop Smoking South Tees on 01642 727579 or 01642 727590 email stopsmoking@middlesbrough.gov.uk or visit www.stopsmokingsouthtees.co.uk.

Stop Smoking South Tees, Redcar and Cleveland

For support and advice on quitting smoking in Redcar and Cleveland call Stop Smoking South Tees on 01642 727579 or 01642 727590 email stopsmoking@middlesbrough.gov.uk or visit www.stopsmokingsouthtees.co.uk.

Newcastle

For support and advice on quitting smoking in Newcastle call the Newcastle Stop Smoking Service on 0191 269 1103 or text 07809 105837, email newcastle.stopsmoking@nhs.net or visit www.newcastle.gov.uk/health-and-social-care/health-and-wellbeing/stop-smoking.

North Tyneside

For support and advice on quitting smoking in North Tyneside call the North Tyneside Stop Smoking Service on 0191 643 7171, email active@northtyneside.gov.uk or visit www.activenorthtyneside.org.uk/stop-smoking.

Northumberland

For support and advice on quitting smoking in Northumberland call the Northumberland Stop Smoking Service on 01670 813135, email stopsmokingservice@nhct.nhs.uk or visit www.northumbria.nhs.uk/patients-visitors/smokefree.

South Tyneside

For support and advice on quitting smoking in South Tyneside call the South Tyneside Stop Smoking service on 0191 424 7300 or visit www.southtyneside.gov.uk/article/35947/Stop-smoking.

Stockton

For support and advice on quitting smoking in Stockton call the North Tees and Hartlepool Stop Smoking Service on 01642 383819 or visit www.nth.nhs.uk/services/stop-smoking-service.

Live Life Well, Sunderland

For information and support to help you stop smoking in Sunderland, contact the Live Life Well team, on 0800 107 0741 or 0191 565 3482, or visit www.livelifewell.org.uk.


Quitting tips

If you’ve tried before, here are some important tips to think about to help get you on your way.

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