What if I want to try quitting smoking on my own?

You are most likely to stop smoking by getting support from Help Me Quit and using a stop smoking medication. However, if you are going to quit on your own you can boost your chances by using evidence based mobile Apps such as Smoke Free – Quit Smoking Now and Stop Forever. These Apps are best used with Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) which can be purchased from your local supermarket. One week’s supply of NRT gum or patches costs around the price of a packet of cigarettes.

The standard version of Smoke Free - Quit Smoking Now and Stop Forever can be downloaded for free from:

Download from the App Store

Download from Google Play

Some people find using an electronic cigarette useful to help them quit smoking. Although we do not know the long terms harms of using electronic cigarettes, or if they affect your risk of being infected by coronavirus, they are less harmful than continuing to smoke. You should purchase electronic cigarettes from your local supermarket or a reputable online distributor. Electronic cigarettes should not be shared with other people.