How to stop smoking

Support to quit smoking

National stop-smoking helplines and websites

Calls to these helplines are free from a landline, but not from a mobile phone.


0300 123 1044
Lines are open daily, 9am to 8pm weekdays and 11am to 4pm at the weekend.


0800 84 84 84
Lines are open daily, 8am to 10pm.


0800 085 2219
Lines are open Monday to Thursday, 8am to 8pm, Friday 8am to 5pm and Saturday 9am to 4pm.

Northern Ireland

For advice or to find your local stop-smoking service visit or text ‘Quit’ to 70004.

Go smokefree with your mobile phone

If you have an Android phone, iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, you can download the free NHS Smokefree app. It’s a four week programme that puts practical support, encouragement and tailored advice in the palm of your hand. Find out more

Action on Smoking and Health (ASH)

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Last medically reviewed: February 2016. Due for review: February 2019

This information uses the best available medical evidence and was produced with the support of people living with lung conditions. Find out how we produce our information. If you’d like to see our references get in touch.