Lambeth Stop Smoking Service

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Overview

When trying to quit you are 4 times more likely to succeed with treatment which combines behavioural support and medication than if you ‘go it alone’.  Thankfully there is lots of support available for Lambeth smokers who want to quit.

The free stop-smoking service at Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospital aims to help people to give up smoking. They provide advice, support and encouragement to help you stop smoking for good, with includes:

  • trained advisers to help you decide when’s the best time to stop and how to succeed
  • regular sessions in the first few weeks after stopping to encourage you to keep going
  • a choice of medications to suit your level of smoking and preference, available free or on prescription
  • carbon monoxide tests to keep you motivated by showing reduced carbon monoxide levels in your blood after quitting.

Hospital stop smoking service

Giving up smoking before any planned hospital treatment is the most effective thing you can do to speed up your recovery, even stopping smoking once you have been admitted can shorten your hospital stay.

At Guy’s and St Thomas’ there is a team of stop-smoking advisers working with inpatients, outpatients and staff to provide excellent evidence-based support to smokers to help them quit. They offer free, confidential advice and support through their weekly clinics and inpatient service.

Stop smoking medications can be arranged while you are in the hospital helping you avoid the long walk outside to find a smoking area.  The advisers work closely with community services as well and can refer you to your nearest advisor once you are ready for discharge.  This free stop-smoking service aims to help people to give up smoking. They provide advice, support and encouragement to help you stop smoking for good. Based at Guy’s and St Thomas’s Hospital, there are a number of clinics throughout the borough where this service is provided.

Contact Details

Phone:
0800 856 3409 or 020 3049 5186; stop smoking clinics 020 7188 7188; Guy's and St Thomas's 020 7188 0995

Email:
Gst-tr.stopsmokinglambeth@nhs.net General e-mail: stopsmoking@gstt .nhs.uk

Website:
https://www.guysandstthomas.nhs.uk/our-services/stop-smoking

Other Info

Opening times:
The hospital team is available 24/7. The Lambeth community team will answer your call Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm. Please leave a message and they'll call you back as soon as possible.

Other information:
NHS service.

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