Support to quit

Stopping smoking can make a massive improvement to your lifestyle and health. Once you stop smoking, some of the benefits are immediate and some are longer-term. For example, someone smoking 12 a day could save around £1660 a year not buying cigarettes.

Just give it a go! And even if you’ve tried before, don’t despair – it can take some people several tries. Getting the right support can also help your chances of success. Ask about quitting at your pharmacy, your GP surgery, or call your local Stop Smoking Service.

Or click on the tab above to order Free Quitting Tools. This will take you to the NHS Smokefree website where you can sign up to a range of products, like the quitting app, Quit Kit, text or email support.

North East local stop smoking services

Getting support from a stop smoking service can really boost your chances of quitting once and for all. Even if you’ve been to quit before but not succeeded, they will welcome you back to help you give it another go.

All stop smoking services in the North East also offer support to people using their own electronic cigarettes to quit. The current best estimate from Public Health England is that electronic cigarettes are around 95% less harmful than smoking tobacco.

Live Well Gateshead

0800 014 9092

South Tyneside Change 4 Life

0191 424 7300

Live Life Well Sunderland

0800 107 0741 or click on

Northumberland NHS Stop Smoking Service

01670 813 135

North Tyneside

Pop into your GP or pharmacy or call the national helpline on 0300 123 1044

Newcastle Stop Smoking Service

0191 269 1103 / 07809 105 837

County Durham Smokefree Life

0800 772 0565 or 0191 369 2016.
Text QUIT to 66777

Tees NHS Stop Smoking Service (Middlesbrough, Redcar and Cleveland, Stockton and Hartlepool)

01642 383 819


0300 123 1044 (national quitline only)

Order free quitting tools