Stop Smoking London Helpline
A new Stop Smoking London Helpline service, funded and supported by 30 London Boroughs, has been launched by the Association of Directors of Public Health (ADPH) London. It forms part of an initiative aimed at finding new ways to help smokers in London who want to quit and has been developed as part of the Stop Smoking Plus model by Professor Robert West of University College London.
The helpline is provided by NHS Smokefree and can be reached on 0300 123 1044. It provides a convenient way for Londoners to access good quality, specialist advice on how to quit smoking. It’s also a gateway to finding out more about the range of free and varied support available across the capital. You can call the local rate number seven days a week - Monday to Fridays from 9am to 8pm and on Saturday and Sunday between 11am and 4pm. Callers will be able to speak to a professionally trained advisor to find out what support is available in their area and establish which quit methods will work best, from different types of medication, to mobile apps and specialist programmes. Smokers in Haringey will be able to get support from a specialist advisor offering regular one-to-one support over the phone. This means they will be able to arrange call backs at regular intervals throughout their quit attempt.
Another way to find out about what’s available in Haringey is to visit the Stop Smoking London Portal (external link). Here you can choose the type of support you want, insert your postcode and you'll be directed to the information you need to get started on your quit journey.