Stopping smoking is the single most important thing to improve your health and wellbeing.
In Redbridge, 1 in 10 adults smoke. The number of adults in Redbridge who have never smoked is rising.
However, smoking remains the main cause of preventable health issues and early death. Lung cancer is among the most common causes of death in the country and can be avoided. Around 4 out of 5 deaths from lung cancer are as a result of smoking. Being exposed to other people’s tobacco smoke, also known as secondhand smoke, can also cause ill-health. Secondhand smoke is harmful to babies and children and can increase their risk of respiratory infections and asthma and increase the risk of cot death.
If you would like to stop smoking, you are four times more likely to quit with help than if you try and give it up all on your own.
The Redbridge Stop Smoking Service Quitline on 0800 032 0102. The Quitline is available from Tuesday to Thursday, 9:00am to 7:30pm. The NELFT Stop Smoking Service advisors are there to support you to quit. They can also provide information on different methods to quit smoking such as electronic cigarettes, carbon monoxide readings, literature and advice.
Your local GP will be able to provide you with a treatment programme.
You can receive support from your local pharmacist who can assist you without you having to wait for a GP appointment.
The Stop Smoking London Helpline is available to provide you with free expert advice and guidance to quit smoking. You can call the helpline on 0300 123 1044.