NHS stop smoking advisers are free, friendly and flexible and can massively boost your chances of quitting for good.

The Smokefree Life Blackpool advisers are specially trained to help you quit. You can book an appointment with the team directly from the website: www.smokefreelifeblackpool.co.uk.

Alternatively, you can call the team on 0800 246 1576 or 01253 462463 or text QUIT to 66777.

Starting Out

Your first appointment with the Smokefree Life Blackpool service will be about tailoring a Smoke-free plan to suit you. You’ll sit down with an experienced Stop Smoking Adviser to decide the kind of support you want. Perhaps you’d like to have a one to one session? Or maybe visiting a walk in clinic would suit your lifestyle better? Your adviser will also help you decide a quit date that you’re happy with and discuss a range of stop smoking medicines which may help.

Putting Your Plan into Action

Whatever type of support you choose, you’ll probably want to attend six or seven sessions, depending on your current smoking habits. You will usually spend the first session planning and preparing to quit, and then quit smoking in the third week. You’ll be able to talk about how you’re getting on and get lots of advice on how to boost your willpower. You can also have a carbon monoxide check – a great way to see your body recovering!

Keeping up the Good Work

Once you’ve quit, you can still rely on the service for support.

Please click here for the times and locations of walk-in clinics, which are held throughout the week across Blackpool.

For more information visit the Smokefree Life Blackpool service website here or call 01253 462463.

The Blackpool Stop Smoking Service Facebook page which provides support and advice to people wishing to give up smoking. Please click here to visit the Facebook page and find out more. You can also follow us on Twitter @BplStopSmoking.