Get support with quitting smoking

Stopping smoking is the single most important thing a someone who smokes can do to improve their health, and will immediately reduce risk of heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis and dementia. In addition, smoking 20 cigarettes a day (paying £14.57 for an average packet) will save £4,160 a year, or smoking 10 cigarettes a day will save £2,495 a year.

Many thousands of people in Scotland stop smoking for good every year, often without any support.

If you would like some help then NHS Stop-smoking Services can significantly boost your chance of success. Support is free and available by phone or through an online webchat. Alternatively create your personal quit plan online. For more information, click the button below.

You can contact Quit Your Way Scotland for free by:

Phoning a Quit Your Way Scotland advisor on 0800 84 84 84.

Chatting online with a Quit Your Way Scotland advisor.

Their helpline services is open Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 5.00pm

The webchat service is open within those times subject to advisor availability. Head to their website to see availability.

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Quit Your Way Scotland is run by NHS 24 on behalf of the Scottish Government and is staffed by trained advisors who’ll be able to give you personalised advice.

The service can help by:

  • Helping you plan to stop in a way that suits you
  • Talking through all the options available to you
  • Offering support and advice when you're trying to stop

Whether you’re ready to stop, just beginning to think about it, or are just looking for information, Quit Your Way Scotland is here to help you.

Quit Your Way Scotland has no minimum age limit, and you have the choice to chat with them for free on the phone or through webchat.

You can trust Quit Your Way Scotland to respect your confidentiality. You won’t receive any letters and they won’t share your information without your consent.

Smoking isn’t just about cigarettes. If you’ve started using e-cigarettes, instead of or alongside cigarettes, they can provide support. If you’re smoking alongside recreational drugs, they can signpost you to help and advice.

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Sharing your story with us can play a crucial role in helping someone to quit.

Working with young people

There are a number of ways that we can help reduce the harm that smoking causes to young people.

Parents and carers

As key influencers, parents and carers can play a pivotal role in helping their young people quit.

Get inspired

There's no right or wrong way to stop smoking. Get inspired by others who have made the change.