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Stop smoking support during coronavirus outbreak

Coronavirus is a respiratory infection that affects the lungs and airways. People who smoke generally have a higher risk of these infections because smoking damages the lungs and weakens the immune system.

Many stop smoking services across Greater Manchester are now offering more support online and over the phone. This is to ensure everyone can get the help they need whilst staying at home.

We know this is a worrying time for lots of people and want to reassure anybody who wants to stop smoking that help is still available.

For information on coronavirus please visit NHS.uk or gov.uk

Coronavirus and smoking - know the risks

FIND HELP NEAR YOU

Local support services in Bolton

Pharmacies

Get advice on quitting smoking and how best to use stop smoking aids like gums, sprays, inhalers and patches (also known as Nicotine Replacement Therapy or NRT) and e-cigarettes. Some pharmacies in Bolton can give you NRT or stop smoking medication.

findapharmacy.co.uk

GP

Your GP may be able to prescribe you with quit tools or medication that helps to reduce cravings. They can also refer you to a local smoking stop service for more support. Find a GP

Stop Smoking Helpline

Speak to expert advisors who can support you to quit smoking. Lines are open Monday to Friday from 9am to 8pm, and on Saturday and Sunday between 11am and 4pm. Calls to 0300 cost the same as calling a landline and are included in many phone packages.

0300 123 1044

Local support services in Bury

Stop Smoking Service

Smoking cessation services have trained advisers who can support you to quit smoking and offer advice on nicotine replacement therapies (like patches or gum), vaping and stop smoking medication. Call Bury Lifestyle Service on

0161 253 7554 or email: Lifestyleservice@bury.gov.uk

Pharmacies

Get brief advice on quitting smoking and how best to use stop smoking aids like gums, sprays, inhalers and patches (also known as Nicotine Replacement Therapy or NRT) and e-cigarettes.

findapharmacy.co.uk

GP

Your GP may be able to prescribe you with quit tools or medication that helps to reduce cravings. They can also refer you to a local smoking stop service for more support.

Find a GP

Stop Smoking Helpline

Speak to expert advisors who can support you to quit smoking. Lines are open Monday to Friday from 9am to 8pm, and on Saturday and Sunday between 11am and 4pm. Calls to 0300 cost the same as calling a landline and are included in many phone packages.

0300 123 1044

Local support services in Manchester

Pharmacies

Get advice on quitting smoking and how best to use stop smoking aids like gums, sprays, inhalers and patches (also known as Nicotine Replacement Therapy or NRT) and e-cigarettes.

findapharmacy.co.uk

GP

Your GP may be able to prescribe you with quit tools or medication that helps to reduce cravings. They can also refer you to a local smoking stop service for more support. Find a GP

Stop Smoking Helpline

Speak to expert advisors who can support you to quit smoking. Lines are open Monday to Friday from 9am to 8pm, and on Saturday and Sunday between 11am and 4pm. Calls to 0300 cost the same as calling a landline and are included in many phone packages.

0300 123 1044

Local support services in Oldham

Stop Smoking Service

Smoking cessation services have trained advisers who can support you to quit smoking and offer advice on nicotine replacement therapies (like patches or gum), vaping and stop smoking medication.

Contact Positive Steps.

Pharmacies

Get advice on quitting smoking and how best to use stop smoking aids like gums, sprays, inhalers and patches (also known as Nicotine Replacement Therapy or NRT) and e-cigarettes.

findapharmacy.co.uk

GP

Your GP may be able to prescribe you with quit tools or medication that helps to reduce cravings. They can also refer you to a local smoking stop service for more support. Find a GP

Stop Smoking Helpline

Speak to expert advisors who can support you to quit smoking. Lines are open Monday to Friday from 9am to 8pm, and on Saturday and Sunday between 11am and 4pm. Calls to 0300 cost the same as calling a landline and are included in many phone packages.

0300 123 1044

Local support services in Rochdale

Stop Smoking Service

Smoking cessation services have trained advisers who can support you to quit smoking and offer advice on nicotine replacement therapies (like patches or gum), vaping and stop smoking medication. Regular sessions are held in Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale. Contact Rochdale Living Well Service

Pharmacies

Get brief advice on quitting smoking and how best to use stop smoking aids like gums, sprays, inhalers and patches (also known as Nicotine Replacement Therapy or NRT) and e-cigarettes.

findapharmacy.co.uk

GP

Your GP may be able to prescribe you with quit tools or medication that helps to reduce cravings. They can also refer you to a local smoking stop service for more support.

Find a GP

Stop Smoking Helpline

Speak to expert advisors who can support you to quit smoking. Lines are open Monday to Friday from 9am to 8pm, and on Saturday and Sunday between 11am and 4pm. Calls to 0300 cost the same as calling a landline and are included in many phone packages.

0300 123 1044

Local support services in Salford

Stop Smoking Service

Smoking cessation services have trained advisers who can support you to quit smoking and offer advice on nicotine replacement therapies (like patches or gum), vaping and stop smoking medication. Regular sessions are held in venues across Salford.

Contact Salford Stop Smoking Service.

Stop smoking support is also available at: The Angel Centre and at Langworthy Cornerstone

Pharmacies

Get brief advice on quitting smoking and how best to use stop smoking aids like gums, sprays, inhalers and patches (also known as Nicotine Replacement Therapy or NRT) and e-cigarettes.

findapharmacy.co.uk

GP

Your GP may be able to prescribe you with quit tools or medication that helps to reduce cravings. They can also refer you to a local smoking stop service for more support.

Find a GP

Stop Smoking Helpline

Speak to expert advisors who can support you to quit smoking. Lines are open Monday to Friday from 9am to 8pm, and on Saturday and Sunday between 11am and 4pm. Calls to 0300 cost the same as calling a landline and are included in many phone packages.

0300 123 1044

Local support services in Stockport

Stop Smoking Service

Smoking cessation services have trained advisers who can support you to quit smoking and offer advice on nicotine replacement therapies (like patches or gum), vaping and stop smoking medication.

Contact A Better Life Stockport.

Pharmacies

Get brief advice on quitting smoking and how best to use stop smoking aids like gums, sprays, inhalers and patches (also known as Nicotine Replacement Therapy or NRT) and e-cigarettes.

findapharmacy.co.uk

GP

Your GP can offer stop smoking support and may be able to prescribe you with quit tools or medication that helps to reduce cravings. They can also refer you to a local smoking stop service for more support.

Find a GP

Stop Smoking Helpline

Speak to expert advisors who can support you to quit smoking. Lines are open Monday to Friday from 9am to 8pm, and on Saturday and Sunday between 11am and 4pm. Calls to 0300 cost the same as calling a landline and are included in many phone packages.

0300 123 1044

Local support services in Tameside

Stop Smoking Service

Smoking cessation services have trained advisers who can support you to quit smoking and offer advice on nicotine replacement therapies (like patches or gum), vaping and stop smoking medication. Contact Be Well Tameside on 0161 716 2000 or at bewelltameside@nhs.net

Pharmacies

Get brief advice on quitting smoking and how best to use stop smoking aids like gums, sprays, inhalers and patches (also known as Nicotine Replacement Therapy or NRT) and e-cigarettes.
findapharmacy.co.uk

GP

Your GP may be able to prescribe you with quit tools or medication that helps to reduce cravings. They can also refer you to a local smoking stop service for more support.
Find a GP

Stop Smoking Helpline

Speak to expert advisors who can support you to quit smoking. Lines are open Monday to Friday from 9am to 8pm, and on Saturday and Sunday between 11am and 4pm. Calls to 0300 cost the same as calling a landline and are included in many phone packages.
0300 123 1044

Local support services in Trafford

Pharmacies

Get advice on quitting smoking and how best to use stop smoking aids like gums, sprays, inhalers and patches (also known as Nicotine Replacement Therapy or NRT) and e-cigarettes. Many pharmacies in Trafford can provide free or reduced cost NRT or e-cigarettes alongside support to quit smoking.

findapharmacy.co.uk

GP

Your GP may be able to prescribe you with quit tools or medication that helps to reduce cravings. They can also refer you to a local smoking stop service for more support. Find a GP

Stop Smoking Helpline

Speak to expert advisors who can support you to quit smoking. Lines are open Monday to Friday from 9am to 8pm, and on Saturday and Sunday between 11am and 4pm. Calls to 0300 cost the same as calling a landline and are included in many phone packages.

0300 123 1044

Local support services in Wigan

Stop Smoking Service

Smoking cessation services have trained advisers who can support you to quit smoking and offer advice on nicotine replacement therapies (like patches or gum) and stop smoking medication. Contact Wigan Healthy Routes

Pharmacies

Get brief advice on quitting smoking and how best to use stop smoking aids like gums, sprays, inhalers and patches (also known as Nicotine Replacement Therapy or NRT).
Specialist stop smoking pharmacies findapharmacy.co.uk

GP

Your GP may be able to prescribe you with quit tools or medication that helps to reduce cravings. They can also refer you to a local smoking stop service for more support.
Find a GP

Stop Smoking Helpline

Speak to expert advisors who can support you to quit smoking. Lines are open Monday to Friday from 9am to 8pm, and on Saturday and Sunday between 11am and 4pm. Calls to 0300 cost the same as calling a landline and are included in many phone packages.
0300 123 1044

Quit with support...

"I definitely tell people to seek out any health services to aid them, we definitely wouldn't have done it without them"

Charlotte and Harry from Bury stopped smoking with the support of local services.

Smokers who quit with support from other people - whether trained advisers or family and friends - are more likely to quit successfully.

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...or go it alone

"It is really possible for anyone to stop smoking, no matter how long you've done it for."

Heidi, from Manchester, experienced chest pains, breathing problems and panic attacks linked to her smoking. She became an exsmoker to improve her mental and physical health.

If you choose not to ask others for support, stop smoking aids can help you deal with cravings when you quit.

Find out more

Quit during pregnancy.

Quitting when pregnant isn't easy but you must quit for baby. Specialist support is available across Greater Manchester and from your midwife to give you the support you need to quit during pregnancy.

Find out more