Stopping Smoking

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Smoking weakens our lungs and makes it harder to breathe. Quit smoking to feel better, save money and breathe easier.

10 Self-Help Tips to Stop Smoking

  1. Think Positive
  2. Make a plan to quit smoking
  3. Consider your diet
  4. Change your drink
  5. Identify when you crave cigarettes
  6. Get some stop smoking support (See below)#
  7. Get moving
  8. Make some non-smoking friends
  9. Keep your hand and mouth busy
  10. Make a list of reasons to quit.

For more information from the NHS visit NHS 10 self-help tips to stop smoking or NHS Quit Smoking


Further Help and Advice

  • NHS Smokefree

Helpline: 0300 123 1044, open Monday to Friday, 9am to 8pm and Saturday to Sunday, 11am to 4pm.


  • Smokefree Sefton: If you live or work in Sefton and you want to stop smoking, fill out the form on the website below.

If you prefer to phone or text: Call Mon-Fri between 9am and 5pm on 0300 100 1000 or TEXT ABL to 62277 (free)


  • Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation


  • Your local pharmacy

Try your local pharmacy. They may be able to signpost you to your local Stop Smoking service. Some pharmacies also offer this service themselves.