Stop smoking

Stop smoking

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With our help, you’re 3 times more likely to quit. We will be with you every step of the way


We offer up to 12 weeks of free support and our advisors will help you to develop a quit plan with e-cigarettes and nicotine replacement therapy sent straight to your door

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We can also offer face-to-face appointments in Corby, Kettering and Wellingborough

Congratulations on taking the first step to a smoke-free life. Stopping smoking will help you feel better, and will almost immediately improve your health.

We offer:

  • a dedicated stop smoking service, providing up to 12 weeks of free behavioural support
  • tips and advice on how to stop smoking
  • face to face or telephone appointments
  • appointments available Monday to Friday across North Northamptonshire
  • a free course of nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) which may include an e-cigarette starter kit and 12-week supply of e-liquid

Complete our online form and we'll get back to you as soon as we can - our team will usually be able to get an appointment for you within 2 to 4 weeks.

You can also call us on 0300 126 5700 (option 2).

20 minutes

After 20 minutes

Your pulse rate will already be starting to return to normal

8 hours

After 8 hours

Your oxygen levels are recovering and the harmful carbon monoxide level in your blood will have reduced by half

48 hours

After 48 hours

All carbon monoxide is flushed out. Your lungs are clearing mucus and your senses of taste and smell are improving

72 hours

After 72 hours

If you notice that breathing feels easier, it's because your bronchial tubes have started to relax. Your energy will be increasing

2 to 12 weeks

After 2 to 12 weeks

Blood will be pumping through to your heart and muscles much better because your circulation will have improved

3 to 9 months

After 3 to 9 months

Any coughs, wheezing or breathing problems will be improving as your lung function increases by up to 10%

1 year

After 1 year

Great news! Your risk of heart attack will have halved compared to a smoker

10 years

After 10 years

Your risk of death from lung cancer will have halved compared with a smoker

Illegal tobacco

Illegal tobacco makes it easier for children to start smoking and get hooked at a young age.

It's often a part of organised crime and is linked to a range of other illegal trades including alcohol, people-trafficking and drug smuggling.

If you are aware of any illegal activity of illicit tobacco you should report this to your nearest Citizens Advice Bureau

More information can be found at the illicit tobacco partnership.

Last updated 03 June 2024