No matter what age you decide to quit, some of the harm smoking causes to your health will start to reverse immediately. The NHS reports that you're three times as likely to quit with support from your local stop smoking service than by using will power alone.
Yorkshire Smokefree Service - The Yorkshire Smokefree Service is a great starting point if you're looking to quit in South and West Yorkshire. Their website lists stop smoking clinics you can visit for support including locations in Barnsley, Calderdale, Doncaster, Sheffield and Wakefield. Alternatively, if you’re based in the Leeds area please visit One You Leeds.
Smokefree Hull - This East Yorkshire based service offers telephone appointments with a specialist stop smoking advisor. As well as support you will be offered a range of stop smoking aids that are available on prescription such as nicotine patches, gum and Champix.
Living Well North Yorkshire - If you're based in North Yorkshire, support is available from the Living Well Smokefree team provided by North Yorkshire County Council. Their webpage gives a list of community-based locations across the area that provide stop smoking support.
This service is happy to see anyone aged 12 and above and a member of the team can visit you in your own home if your mobility is limited. You will be linked up with a dedicated Stop Smoking Consultant who you'll have regular telephone contact with, and you’ll be provided with a nicotine replacement product supply if you feel this would help.
Stoptober and advice from the NHS - Looking for that extra push? Join Stoptober and stay smokefree for the whole of October along with thousands of others in the same boat as you. Download the Stoptober App to track your progress and get daily support. Research shows that you're five times more likely to quit if you manage 28 days of Stoptober without giving in.
The NHS website is your one-stop-shop for all things related to stopping smoking. There’s an option to create your own free personal quit plan and you can use this site to link up with more local stop smoking services. The site also tells you what types of nicotine replacement products you can get on prescription through the NHS and how to go about this.
Breathe 2025 - Looking for motivation? Make a pledge with Breathe 2025 to stop smoking for good and inspire the next generation to remain smokefree. Data examined by Breathe 2025 reveals that if a young person does not start smoking by age 26, they almost certainly never will in the future. They want to encourage people to help them achieve their vision of a smokefree generation by 2025.
We hope you find this blog useful wherever you are in your quitting journey. For more information and guidance, contact your local stop smoking service. You can find a full list of these services here.
This content of this article was reviewed and updated in October 2020.