How can I quit smoking?

Stopping smoking is the single biggest thing you can do to improve your health. Research shows that two thirds of smokers want to quit, and our stop smoking service is four times more likely to help you stop smoking than quitting on your own.

Where can I get help to quit?

Whatever your age, you can contact the Bradford District Stop Smoking Service for information and support on 01274 437700.

We offer a personal service that helps you to quit using the method that’s right for you and are an e-cigarette friendly service. Support is also available from the national Smokefree website.

Why should I quit?

One in every two smokers dies as a result of a smoking related disease. Smoking is also linked to a range of medical conditions like dementia, COPD heart disease and stroke which could significantly affect your quality of life.

I'm pregnant or planning to have a baby, should I quit?

Protecting your baby from tobacco smoke is one of the best things you can do to give your child a healthy start in life. It can be difficult to stop smoking, but it's never too late to quit.

Every cigarette you smoke harms your unborn baby and can restrict the essential oxygen supply to your baby. As a result, their heart has to beat harder every time you smoke.

Switching to electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) is significantly less harmful to you and your baby and there is advice for mothers (PDF) and midwives or other health practitioners (PDF).

As well as from your midwife, you can also get free support to quit from the Bradford District Stop Smoking Service on 01274 437700.

Can I help my staff to quit?

Supporting your colleagues and workers to stop smoking in the workplace can benefit your business and help improve staff health. We can provide a range of free expert advice and support to help you help your staff quit smoking whether you’re a small company or large organisation. Give us a call on 01274 437700 or email stopsmokingservice@bradford.gov.uk.

Can I quit other forms of tobacco?

Smoking shisha or using substances like paan, gutkhu, betel (areca nut) and naswar can increase your risk of developing a range of cancers including mouth cancer. Call 01274 202793 for advice and help to stop using all forms of tobacco.

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