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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

31Mar
31Mar

There has never been a better time…

During these difficult times, most of us are finding that health is at the forefront of our minds. It can be easy in times of stress to fall back onto old habits, but now more than ever is the time to make a change. Quitting smoking is the best thing you can do for your […]

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17Mar
17Mar

Smoking and COVID-19

The Chief Medical Officer has highlighted that smokers are more susceptible to respiratory infections making it more important than ever to think about quitting. Smoking harms the immune system, reducing the bodies’ natural protection against infections, like Coronavirus. Smokers are therefore at greater risk of: getting acute respiratory infections the infection lasting longer the infection […]

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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...

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