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

4Oct
4Oct

Don’t take bad relationships into 2020…Come and see us

Make this the year that you take charge of your life, health and future and end the affair with tobacco.  To help you break up with tobacco for good the Stop Smoking Service are out in your community providing on the spot advice and support. Come along to one of our events and get: a […]

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3Oct
3Oct

Halloween – The real ghouls you should fear are in your cigarettes

  Do you really know what’s in a cigarette? Its time you knew the truth that the cigarette companies keep hidden from you. Each cigarette contains around 4,500 toxic chemicals, below we have listed a few and where else they can be found: Benzene – can be found in pesticides and gasoline. It is present […]

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23Sep
23Sep

Stoptober is back!

From the 1st October, thousands of people will be taking part in Stoptober to become smokefree. This year, Stoptober is asking smokers to challenge their barriers to quitting and focus on their motivation. We can help you re-evaluate your relationship with smoking and encourage you to split-up with cigarettes. Will you be joining us this […]

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Our quitting counter

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

 

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Information on smoking

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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.