Help in Lambeth for No Smoking Day 2024

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The 40th anniversary of No Smoking Day, a time for us to unite and offer encouragement and support to those on their quitting journey, is swiftly approaching on 13 March.

Almost every minute of every day someone is admitted to hospital in England with a smoking-related disease and in 2022-23, there were an estimated 400,000 hospital admissions in England due to smoking and one in four hospital patients is a smoker. Despite the clear health risks of smoking, it’s estimated that nearly 50 million cigarettes are smoked every day in England – around nine cigarettes a day per smoker.

Photo of a male siling with bold text alongside that reads: You know you want to quit. We know you can.

Stopping smoking is one of the best things for your health. You are more likely to succeed by mixing and matching personal help (like motivational support from a health advisor) with NRT, prescription medication, or e-cigarettes.

There’s free support for all Lambeth smokers and options to fit your lifestyle and help you quit successfully.

Lambeth Stop Smoking Service

Smokers in at-risk groups (listed below) can get free one-to-one behavioural support, Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) or vaping kits from the Lambeth Specialist Stop Smoking Service, delivered by Guy’s and St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust.

  • Diagnosed with one or more long-term conditions, including mental illness
  • Pregnant smokers and their partners
  • Parents with children aged five or under
  • Long-term smokers

Tel: 0800 856 3409 or 020 3049 5791


Community Pharmacy Stop Smoking Services

Anyone in Lambeth looking to quit can access the stop smoking service via participating community pharmacies:

  • Osbon Pharmacy, 143 Lambeth Walk, London SE11 6EE
  • Harfleur Chemist, 219-221 Clapham Rd, London SW9 9BE
  • Kingshield Pharmacy, 387 Brixton Rd, London SW9 7DE
  • Philips Pharmacy, 70A Clarence Ave, London SW4 8JP
  • New Park Pharmacy, 85 New Park Rd, Brixton Hill, London SW2 4ES
  • Boss Pharmacy, 85 Bedford Rd, London SW4 7RD
  • Day Lewis Pharmacy Streatham, 9a Gracefield Gardens, London SW16 2SZ
  • Elmcourt Pharmacy, 220 Norwood Rd, Norwood, London SE27 9AQ

Participating pharmacies offer face-to-face or remote support as well as nicotine replacement therapy (NRT), a vaping kit, or medication.

Stop Smoking London Helpline and Text Messaging Support

 Stop Smoking London free, dedicated phone programme to help you to quit for good. Call 0300 123 1044 and ask for Stop Smoking London. Seven days per week, Monday to Fridays 9am – 8pm; Saturdays and Sundays 11am – 4pm.

You’ll be supported – for as long as you need it – by a Stop Smoking London adviser who will call you at a time that suits you best.

You can sign up for free daily motivational text messaging support to help you quit with input (tailored around popular reasons for quitting) from medical experts and successful ex-smokers

National Support

Use the NHS Quit Smoking app to help you start breathing easier. The app allows you to track your progress, see how much you’re saving, and get daily support.

Download the NHS Quit Smoking app free from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.

Call the free Smokefree National Helpline on 0300 123 1044 to speak to a trained, expert adviser. Lines open Monday – Friday 9am – 8pm; Saturday and Sunday 11am to 4pm.

Why is smoking cessation important to Lambeth Together?

We want more people in Lambeth to lead healthy lives and have good physical and emotional health and wellbeing for as long as possible. Smoking cessation is therefore an important issue for the Lambeth Together Staying Healthy Programme.

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