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Stop smoking

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  1. Support to quit smoking 
  2. Pregnancy and smoking 

Support to quit smoking 

We can give you free, flexible, friendly support to help you quit.

Our support can include: 

  • Specialist one to one support and advice 
  • Nicotine replacement therapy
  • Text or WhatsApp support from a Peer Pal - a trained person who has been there, done it and can help you with the challenges ahead. You may want to message your Peer Pal if you're finding it hard and need some support. It's up to you.

You are three times more likely to quit with our support.

There are lots of reasons to quit smoking. For information about the benefits of quitting, visit NHS: Quit smoking.

Ask for support 

You can ask for help for yourself or for someone you know.

Health professionals can also use this form to refer patients.

Request help to stop smoking

Or, speak to your stop smoking adviser: 

Support is from UCan, which is ran by South Tyneside Council, the Clinical Commissioning Group and Inspire. 

Support during COVID-19

Now is a good time to quit smoking. 

Local pharmacies and GPs are offering support during this time: 

For information about smoking and coronavirus, visit NHS: Coronavirus advice for smokers and vapers.

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