Stop Smoking Support
Stop Smoking Support
Our Stop Smoking service is a free confidential service offering support and advice to local smokers who either want to stop smoking or to cut down the amount they smoke.
Who is this service for?
This service is for smokers aged 12 years and over who live or work in Bath and North East Somerset. We also offer support to pregnant smokers through our Health and Pregnancy Advisors.
How does this service work / what's involved in this service?
Our service offers free local support to smokers aged 12 years and over through individual, face to face or telephone consultations. This support can include help to either stop smoking completely, cut down gradually prior to your quit date or cut down to reduce the harm from your smoking. When you get in touch, one of our friendly and fully trained health improvement practitioners will talk to you about your options and help you create a plan to reach your goal.
There are a number of drop-in sessions in various community venues throughout Bath and North East Somerset – please see our list of clinics and drop-in times in the downloads section on the right of this page.
If you access support from the specialist Stop Smoking Service you currently have a 75% chance of stopping smoking successfully.
We provide a range of stop smoking medications to help you to quit, including nicotine replacement therapy or Champix tablets (please note that prescription charges may apply). We also offer support to pregnant smokers through our health and pregnancy advisors.
You can choose to access support and advice to stop smoking at your GP practice or at most of the pharmacies in Bath and North East Somerset which have a trained advisor. Please contact us for details.
How do I access this service?
You can access this service by referral from a health care professional, by contacting us yourself using the details on the right of this page, or by calling in to one of your local drop-in sessions.
Please see our list of clinics and drop-in times in the downloads section on the right of this page.
If you cannot make any of the drop-in times, please contact us to arrange an appointment.
What does this service cost?
This is an NHS funded service and the service itself is therefore of no cost to you. However, if you pay for your prescriptions, some of our medications may incur a small prescription charge.
In what areas is this service available?
We currently offer this service in the Bath & North East Somerset area.