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The Stop Smoking Service provides a comprehensive range of free, friendly, and confidential support across Middlesbrough and Redcar & Cleveland, to help you quit smoking.

Swap to Stop – get a free vape kit to help you quit

Swap to Stop is a new scheme open to all smokers (18+) in the South Tees area who want to quit. We’ll provide you with a free vape starter kit and oils tailored to you, to help you swap to a less harmful alternative to cigarettes.

Quit smoking without help

We know that not everyone wants to attend clinic or see an advisor, so we also provide online guidance. You also have the option of requesting support by phone, SMS (text message), or email.

Stop smoking clinics

We run stop smoking clinics in both Middlesbrough and Redcar and Cleveland.

There are also a number of pharmacies and GP practices which can offer stop smoking treatments.


Many people we work with are referred to us by a health care professional, doctor, consultant, health visitor, or community nurse. The referral would happen as part of your existing treatment plan. You’d have to give your consent for your details to be shared with the Stop Smoking Service. We’ll then contact you, explain the different types of service we offer, and book you into the service you choose.

If you’re not working with any healthcare professional, you can refer yourself to the Stop Smoking Service.

Midwife referrals

As part of the South Tees Hospitals Foundation Trust’s maternity pathway, in line with NICE guidance, all pregnant women who smoke, have stopped smoking for less than two weeks, or whose carbon monoxide screening is greater than 4ppm, are referred. The Stop Smoking Service will make contact to provide advice or arrange an appointment as required.