Waste service strike

A number of Tower Hamlets Council frontline waste service workers and street cleansers will be going on strike from 18 September to 1 October due to a national pay dispute.  

Despite the council working to maintain services for residents, the strike will impact collections and cleansing across the borough. We apologise in advance for the disruption this will cause. 

Find out more about the strike.

Stop smoking support

Why quit?

Using tobacco in any form is very harmful to your health. If you smoke tobacco through a cigarette or shisha, you are at increased risk of health problems such as cancer and heart and respiratory disease. Chewing paan/betel nuts can cause oral cancer and have a significant impact on your health.

Are there any local stop smoking services?

You can either drop into your local pharmacy at any time or contact Quit Right Tower Hamlets for free support and advice.

Quit Right Tower Hamlets

This service provides stop smoking services to all residents and people who work or study in Tower Hamlets. A full range of free nicotine replacement products including patches, gums and E-cigs are available and help you quit smoking for good.

Quit Right also provide culturally sensitive services for people from The Somali, South Asian and migrant communities who chew tobacco or use paan. Female advisors are available and  you can be seen one-to-one or in a group setting.

A specialist service is available for pregnant women and people with high levels of addiction who may need extra support to break habits. This can be provided in groups or individually.

Referral: Clients can self-refer or be referred through their GP practice.

Quit Right Tower Hamlets         

Health and Lifestyle Research Unit
2 Stayners Road
E1 4AH

Monday to Friday 9am-5pm (weekday evening and Saturday morning appointments are also available)

Tel: 020 7882 8230
Email: bhnt.quitrighttowerhamlets@nhs.net

For more information please visit the NHS Choices stop smoking website.

Stop Smoking London 

The  Stop Smoking London helpline offers free support and advice to help people in London quit smoking.

Lines are open Monday to Friday, from 9am to 8pm and Saturday to Sunday, from 11am to 4pm.

Call 0300 123 1044 at your local rate or visit the Stop Smoking London website.