Many people want to stop smoking by themselves, and at the Stop Smoking Service we’re happy to offer as much or as little support as you need.

Top tips

If you want to stop smoking, you can make small changes to your lifestyle which may help you resist the temptation to light up:

  • make a list of reasons to quit
  • make a plan to quit
  • set a quit date
  • ask friends and family to support you
  • think positively
  • identify when you have cravings
  • keep busy
  • try moving or exercising
  • think about your diet
  • change your drinking habits

Digital support

Looking for some support for your quit attempt?

The Smoke Free app is help and motivation which fits into the palm of your hand. Its expert support is proven to help, and with 150,000 5-star reviews, it’s the number one stop smoking app.

We’re offering you a three-month free premium subscription to the Smoke Free app to kick-start your quit attempt. Go to, download the app, and enter the access code SOUTHTEESSF or your postcode.


Many people experience unpleasant withdrawal symptoms when they quit smoking. This is a result of suddenly stopping nicotine.

Nicotine releases a feel-good chemical called dopamine in the brain, and when your levels of dopamine drop, you can feel stressed, anxious and irritated.

Nicotine isn’t dangerous, it doesn’t cause cancer, and outside of cigarettes, it isn’t addictive.

There are a variety of products available including nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) and e-cigarettes, which can provide the nicotine your body requires in a safe and non-addictive way. Other medications such as Champix can also alleviate withdrawal symptoms. E-cigarettes are currently one of the most popular methods people are choosing to quit smoking. South Tees Stop Smoking Service is an e-cigarette friendly Stop Smoking Service. Find a specialist vape shop near you.

Our Advisors can offer free advice about all stop smoking medications and vaping.

I give permission for the Stop Smoking Service to store my information and contact me to offer advice, and contact me again after four weeks for monitoring purposes.