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 four 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

8Aug
8Aug

My Quit Route App

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 […]

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5Aug
5Aug

Staying Smoke Free on Holiday

It’s that time of year when many of us are thinking about taking some time out. Holidays are a great opportunity to relax and recuperate which is essential for both your physical and mental wellbeing. However, when quitting smoking is concerned, a break from your normal routine can expose you to hidden triggers that can […]

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6Jun

Public Health on Twitter

You can now keep up to date with the latest Stop Smoking and Public Health news via our Twitter page! Follow us @CBC_Health and @HealthyBedford  

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We’ve supported 2,432 people over the last year to stop smoking (2018-19)

 

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Did you know…

You will very quickly notice changes in your physical wellbeing when you quit smoking.

Within a day or so of quitting, your body gets rid of all the poisonous carbon monoxide gas found in cigarette smoke.  As a result, oxygen levels in your blood increase and this will improve the appearance of your complexion and give you more energy.  Smoking also constricts blood vessels, so your blood will begin to flow more easily.  If you have poor circulation, this means your fingers and toes won't feel the cold as much.