Where can I find support to stop/reduce smoking?
The City Health Care Partnership run a Smokefree St Helens service if you are looking for help and advice on how to quit or cut down on your smoking. They have trained members of staff that use tried and tested ways to help you change your smoking habits e.g. through nicotine therapy. You can access the Smokefree St Helens service by going along to one of their drop-in sessions, by visiting your GP, talking to your pharmacist or contacting the team on 01744 586247 or firstname.lastname@example.org. If you smoke tobacco or use an e-cig and want help to quit, just call into the St Helens Smokefree HUB in the Hardshaw Shopping Centre Mon-Fri 9am until 5pm or Sat 10am until 2pm. Staff are there to offer friendly advice about what they can offer and to sign up for the free treatment plan. No appointment is needed.
Self-help books and CDs are available to help with smoking cessation through the 'Books on Prescription' service available at your local library.
Further information, advice and tools to help you reduce smoking can be found at NHS Smokefree (or helpline 0800 022 4332) and Action on Smoking and Health.
Some local pharmacies (e.g. Lloyds) offer their own stop smoking service.
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