Stop smoking - protect your child's health

Helping with stopping smoking

The best thing you can do for your health and the health of your family is to stop smoking. It can be difficult to stop smoking because nicotine in tobacco is an addictive substance. It can take several attempts to stop smoking, but it doesn’t matter how many times you try.

Getting help to stop smoking will mean you are more likely to be successful. Free support and medications, that include nicotine replacement therapy (NRT), are available through the local stop smoking service. Support can also be provided if you choose to stop smoking using a vape or e-cigarette.

Although vaping is not risk free, it is a safer option than smoking tobacco and is recommended by the NHS as a stop smoking aid. Support to stop smoking can be provided face to face, virtually or via text and telephone.

To access help and support follow this link:

Stop smoking service (

Your local stop smoking service contact details:

There are many local NHS quitting services available to help you through this process. They can offer face-to-face and telephone support, and access to nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) and other medicine.

Hampshire - Smokefree Hampshire

Isle of Wight - Smokefree Island

Southampton City 

Portsmouth- Portsmouth Wellbeing Service


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