Stop Smoking Service

Here to help

If you or someone you know is looking to quit smoking, we’re here to help. You are up to three times more likely to quit if you use a combination of Stop Smoking medication with specialist help and support from your local Stop Smoking Service. Our friendly, specialist advisors offer free advice and support across Central Bedfordshire, Bedford Borough and Milton Keynes.

By getting support from the Stop Smoking Service you will:

  • Get help to find the right product for you and guidance on how to use it. There are a wide range of products available including a selection of Nicotine Replacement products (NRT), Champix and Zyban (prescribed medications).
  • Receive specialist behavioural support to help tweak habits and behaviours that trigger the desire to smoke.
  • Talk to an experienced advisor, who has helped many people to quit and can share their expertise with you.
  • Have access to specialist resources and information including “My Quit Route”, a comprehensive app that will allow you to plan and organise your quit attempt, supporting you 24 hours a day

Quitting smoking just became a whole lot easier with our amazing new app.. and it’s FREE!

The Stop Smoking Service are delighted to announce the launch of our new mobile app “My Quit Route”, designed by a UK-based team of clinical, health and research psychologists to help you to quit at any time of the day. With this app installed on your phone, you can get the help you need, when you need it, 24/7.  The app has been tested and especially chosen by our expert team and we are confident it will help you to quit. It is free to download for anyone who works or lives in Bedford Borough, Central Bedfordshire and Milton Keynes. Click here to find out more.

Latest News

24Dec
24Dec

On the 11th and 12th Days of Quitmas…

Day 11 On the eleventh day of Quitmas…not smoking gave to me… Improved circulation… From 11-12 weeks, your circulation is now significantly improved throughout your body. It is easier for you to walk and exercise now. Day 12  On the twelfth day of Quitmas…not smoking gave to me… Products or medication… When you quit with […]

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23Dec
23Dec

On the 8th,, 9th and 10th day of Quitmas…

Day 8  On the eighth day of Quitmas…not smoking gave to me… Normal oxygen levels… After 8 hours: Nicotine and carbon monoxide levels in the blood are reduced by half – oxygen levels begin to return to normal. Day 9  On the ninth day of Quitmas…not smoking gave to me… Higher lung capacity… After 9 […]

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22Dec
22Dec

On the 7th day of Quitmas and Smokefree Pets

Day 7 On the seventh day of Quitmas…not smoking gave to me… Happy families… Our loved ones are important to us and often provide one of our biggest motivations to quit. Whether you’re pregnant, quitting for your children, worried about passive smoking or just want to be healthy enough to enjoy making memories with your […]

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Did you know...

We have a FREE app called 'My Quit Route'. It is a fully personalised programme accessible 24/7 on Android and iOS devices.

You can self-assess your level of nicotine dependence, get advice on the dangers of continuing to smoke, receive tailored behaviour change support when you need it, track your progress and expenditure, plus there are even built in relaxation techniques to help you stay smoke free

It works best alongside support from our Stop Smoking Service. Click here to find out more