Stop smoking services

There’s a free local Stop Smoking Service near you. With their help, you’re 3 times as likely to quit for good.

Local Stop Smoking Services provide free expert advice, support and encouragement to help you stop.

These services are staffed by expert advisers who understand what its like to quit smoking and can provide a range of proven methods to help you quit. They can also advise you on quitting aids and stop smoking medicines (prescription charges may be payable).

Find out below what your local stop smoking service offers.

With the Newcastle Stop Smoking + Service, you get:

Free products, advice and support to help you stop smoking for good

Ready to stop smoking? We’re here for you.

Whether it’s for your health, for your kids, to save money, or something else, you’re more likely to succeed if you get support. With the Newcastle Stop Smoking + Service, you get:

    • Expert one-on-one support to find the best way to stop smoking for you
    • Free or discounted stop smoking aids like nicotine patches, gum or Champix
    • Someone to encourage and cheer you on

Find out what’s available or or find a local pharmacy

Call  0191 269 1103


Or visit


There are a number of pharmacies across North Tyneside that can help you quit smoking.  Trained stop smoking advisors can help you come up with a tailored plan to stop smoking by offering telephone support. They can also arrange access to discounted or free medications to help you to quit.

You can find one closest to you at

If you would like to find out more about the stop smoking support that pharmacies offer call 0191 643 7171

This line is open Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 5.00pm

or email

Our qualified team of specialist advisors are here to support you every step of the way…


Flexible to suit your lifestyle and commitments, we understand that this is a journey, not a quick fix. That’s why we deliver a range of sessions including one-to-one appointments and drop-in sessions in convenient locations locally.

Alternatively, you can book video calls and out-of-hours sessions if you prefer to access our virtual service, or find it difficult to attend sessions during the day.

Our team of specialist, clinically trained advisors offer free, friendly support and advice to help you to change habits, switch to e-cigarettes or quit altogether. 

Call 01670 813135


Or visit


Who else can I turn to for help?

  • Speak to your GP, pharmacy, health trainer or local stop smoking service 

  • Tell friends and family you have quit and talk about your feelings

  • Download apps on your phone to help you make a plan, or just to have support whenever you need it

  • If you live in Northumberland, you can also get in touch with a health trainer who can offer friendly advice and support on lots of ways to stay healthy, including quitting smoking – 01670 623 840



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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.

Ask for support at

Call  0191 4247300

Or visit

In Gateshead, you can get help and support from one of our stop smoking advisers. The stop smoking adviser will provide you with free expert advice and guidance during the first few weeks of stopping.

They will also advise on what stop smoking medicine is best for you.

You decide on a quit date, and plan a course of weekly appointments with the advisor.

If you would like to talk with someone about your options, you can:

Call 0191 433 3058


Or visit


If you live or work in County Durham, our service can offer you an individual quit programme for up to 12 weeks.

You will be offered weekly tailored advice and support from a Specialist Practitioner to help plan and manage your quit attempt. We are a vape/e-cigarette friendly service and can offer a choice of stop smoking medications and aids.

We work alongside the NHS, local pharmacies, and a range of other organisations to support your journey to becoming smoke free.

Call 0800 772 0565 or text ‘DURHAM’ to 62277

or visit

Quitting smoking is one of the best things you will ever do for your health. It can feel like a big hurdle but there are many ways to make it easier and our friendly advisors are here to help.

Sunderland Stop Smoking Service – call  01915671057

Website –

The Stop Smoking Service for Middlesbrough and the Redcar and Cleveland areas.

We know that quitting smoking isn’t always easy. People who get support from their local stop smoking service find it easier to stop and are four times more likely to stay smokefree. Our helpful, friendly Stop Smoking Advisors have lots of experience helping people just like you to quit smoking.


Stockton Specialist Stop Smoking Service offers free advice and support to the residents of Stockton-On-Tees borough council areas and also people who work in the Stockton-On-Tees area. We also provide a 12-week stop smoking treatment and support programme tailored to the individual needs of the client.

The below clinics are available by appointment to all residents who live or work  in the Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council area. To book an appointment, please call the Specialist Stop Smoking Service on 01642 383819.


  • Monday – Thornaby Family Hub, Tedder Avenue, Thornaby, TS17 9JP
  • Tuesday – Billingham Family Hub, Ochil Terrace, Billingham, TS23 2QL
  • Thursday – Splash Leisure Centre, Church Road, Stockton, TS18 1TY

Telephone Appointments are available for clients who are unable to attend a clinic. If you would like a telephone assessment, please call 01642 383819.


The Darlington Stop Smoking Hub provides a single point of access for you as a smoker in the Borough of Darlington seeking advice and support to quit.

The Hub provides a range of information and tools, including telephone or online support, for you to stop smoking.

We also provide face-to-face specialist stop-smoking support. Access to this service is via a referral to the Hub. This specialist service offers intensive, evidence based support provided by specially trained staff and includes the option of pharmacotherapy.

If you would like more information, call 0800 8021850 or visit

We understand that stopping smoking isn’t always easy, but free local support can make it less stressful and give you the best chance of success.

You can find online tools to help, discuss quitting aids, and get phone or face-to-face appointments for you if you live in the Hartlepool area.

All you need to do is contact the Hartlepool support hub on 01429272905 or visit our website at


Why not visit your local Stop Smoking Service and have a conversation with an understanding expert?

Text “pharmacy stop your postcode” to 80011.

There’s even more free, proven support for you. Millions of people have used NHS Smokefree support to help them stop smoking.

You can choose from an app, quit kit, email, text and face-to-face guidance.

10 tips to stop smoking from quit smoking advisor Rachel


If you are calling from outside the areas above, find your local stop smoking support below: