Stop smoking support
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, heart and respiratory disease. Chewing paan/betel nuts can cause oral cancer and have a significant impact on your health.
There are lots of ways to quit, from using nicotine replacement therapies or e-cigarettes, to free quit tools and expert support from local NHS stop smoking services. You can put together a package that fits into your lifestyle as you are up to four times more likely to quit successfully with free expert advice and help from your local stop smoking service.
Your local pharmacy
You can drop into your local pharmacy at any time for free support and advice.
Quit Right Tower Hamlets
Quit Right Tower Hamlets provide stop smoking services to all residents and people who work or study here in Tower Hamlets. They 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 patients can be seen one-to-one or in a group setting.
A specialist service is available for pregnant women and those with high levels of addiction who may need extra behavioural support provided in groups or individually. Clients can self-refer or be referred through their GP practice.
Health and Lifestyle Research Unit
2 Stayners Road
Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm
Tel: 020 7882 8230, 020 7791 1774
Stop Smoking London
Tower Hamlets residents can also call the Stop Smoking London helpline on 0300 123 1044 for free support and advice. This is a local rate number.
Lines are open Monday to Friday, from 9am to 8pm; Saturday to Sunday, from 11am to 4pm
Visit the Stop smoking website for more information.