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

1Jun
1Jun

“280 Children Start Smoking Each Day” – World No Tobacco Day

  The following article was written by ASH for World No Tobacco Day 2020 (31st May). Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) is a health charity working to eliminate the harm caused by tobacco use. For more information see: www.ash.org.uk/about-ash.   If you or a young person you know would like support to stop smoking, […]

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22May
22May

Voke

What is it? The Voke is a plastic tube that is refilled with nicotine by pressing it against the bottom of the box which contains a cannister.  It has no heat, no battery and No vapour when exhaled. 1 box contains around 20 x 0.45mg charges. It is not an electronic cigarette; it is a […]

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20May
20May

Ban on menthol cigarettes across the UK from 20th May

Menthol cigarettes are banned from Wednesday 20th May, as new anti-smoking laws come into force. Flavoured cigarettes are now illegal across the UK, along with ‘skinny’ cigarettes and flavoured, menthol rolling tobacco. It also includes capsule, click on, click and roll, crushball or dual menthol cigarettes. Despite the long-term decline in child smoking, in England […]

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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