Help to stop smoking

Find out where to get help to stop smoking, how e-cigarettes can help you stop, and how to get support in your home.

Get help from a health trainer

Stopping smoking is one of the best things you can do to improve your health.

A health trainer can give you free one to one support, to help you cut down or stop smoking for good.

They can help you:

  • understand the benefits of stopping smoking
  • prepare for your quit
  • understand what stops you from making changes
  • cope with difficult situations
  • stay motivated and confident
  • get regular carbon monoxide tests
  • join a cut down programme

A health trainer can give you E-vouchers for stop smoking medication for the same cost as a prescription, or free if you don't have to pay for prescriptions.

They can also give you advice about e-cigarettes and how vaping can help you stop smoking.

If you’re over 18 years old, live in Brighton and Hove and want to stop smoking, fill in the online support form, or phone 01273 294 589.

Find an NHS stop smoking service

If you’re over 12 years old, and want to stop smoking you can ask your GP to refer you to a local stop smoking service. You can also find a local pharmacy that has a stop smoking service.

You can sign up to the NHS Smokefree support service, and make an appointment to see an adviser. You can choose to get support from them by email, text or through an app. 

Depending on how much you smoke, the adviser can give you something to help with nicotine cravings. This could be:

  • patches
  • lozenges
  • gum
  • micro tablets
  • inhalers
  • mouth spray
  • nose spray
  • oral strips

Using e-cigarettes to stop smoking

E-cigarettes are very popular with people that want to stop smoking. They can reduce nicotine cravings, and help you stop smoking for good. 

Read more about how e-cigarettes can help you stop smoking on the NHS.UK website.

Find out about e-cigarettes, menthol cigarettes and smokeless tobacco on the website.

Hear from people who have stopped smoking cigarettes by vaping in The Switch video.

Get stop smoking support at home

If you can’t leave your house easily because of a long term health condition or illness, an adviser can come to you. They can give you one to one advice and support in your home, including medicine to help you stop smoking. 

7 local pharmacies offer home visits in Brighton and Hove. To find out if you can use this service contact one of these Pharmacies:

Pharmacy Address Phone number
Boots 129 North Street, Brighton, BN1 2BE 01273 207 461
Gunn’s Pharmacy 108 Western Road, Brighton, BN1 2AA 01273 734 227
O’Flinn Pharmacy 77-78 Islingword Road, Brighton, BN2 9SL 01273 681 630
Harper's Pharmacy 12 Hollingbury Place, Brighton, BN1 7GE 01273 505 817
Kamsons Pharmacy 50 The Highway, Moulsecoomb, BN2 4GB 01273 686 853
Fields Pharmacy 38-40 Eldred Avenue, Westdean, BN1 5EG 01273 502 447
Coldean Pharmacy 10 Beatty Avenue, Coldean, BN 1 9ED 01273 605 657

More information 

Download the leaflet Be a non-smoker, cut your cancer risk written by Cancer Research UK.

Download the leaflet Room to breathe action guide written by Groundswell a homelessness charity.

You can order leaflets from the NHS Health Promotion Library.