Information on this page was last updated on 18/02/2020
Research shows that you are four times more likely to stop smoking if you access a specialist advisor service like the Quit Squad than going alone. The service is free to access for anyone over 12 years of age.
The Quit Squad provides information and support about all the stop smoking products available. The service can provide support on the process of preparation and planning to stop smoking, relapse prevention, stress management and tools to stop you thinking about smoking are provided along with a consultation. There are different types of products available to help you smoking either containing nicotine or non-nicotine medications, both of which increase your chances of quitting. Support is available through a number of ways:-
Community drop in
These sessions are easy access and you do not always need an appointment. All those attending will be seen individually by a trained advisor. Follow ups will be weekly or fortnightly or as arranged with your advisor and at a time which is suitable for you.
Group sessions are available on request but they are limited if you would like the support of others who are also trying to stop smoking.
Cost and duration
There is no charge to attend this service.
The duration of the course is 12 weeks, the initial assessment lasts for approximately 30 minutes. It is possible to be seen with a friend, partner or relative. Follow up appointments are tailored to specific needs and each session lasts approximately 15 minutes.
Call freephone 0800 328 6297 or
A GP or staff member can refer you, or you can self-refer by contacting the service by any of the methods above.
‘’Giving up smoking is so much easier with a friend, we visited the local stop smoking service together. Since giving up we both feel a lot healthier and now walk up Pendle Hill’’ – Tina & Zoe, Accrington.
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