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Smoking cessation

Would you like support to stop smoking?

We work in partnership with the Stop for Life Oxon team to offer one-to-one support for staff, outpatients and their families living or working in Oxfordshire.

We can also provide stop smoking support and referral to local stop smoking services for those outside of Oxfordshire.

Hospital inpatients can access support from our team of stop smoking advisers and request NRT during their hospital stay to remain smoke free.We can refer you to your local stop smoking service for ongoing support if needed.

We are offering telephone and video call support via 'Attend Anywhere'.

Support options

Stoptober website

Visit the Stoptober website for a guide to help yourself through your quit journey - information on smoking alternatives, ex-smokers' personal stories and more.

Tobacco Dependency Service

If you want to stop smoking whilst in hospital ask to be referred to the Tobacco Dependency Service.

They are here to help inpatients create a plan to stop smoking, ensure they are given correct nicotine replacement therapy and are referred to the correct local stop smoking service on discharge. They are also able to support patients dealing with nicotine cravings whilst in hospital.

Talk things through

You are three times more likely to quit smoking with expert help. Contact Here for Health for support and guidance along your quit journey.

We can guide you, step by step, to break your smoking habit using behaviour change skills and techniques, helping you to build healthier habits without relying on willpower alone.

FREE NHS Quit Smoking app

Use the NHS Quit Smoking app this Stoptober to help you quit smoking and start breathing easier. Via the app, you can track your progress and your savings, as well as receiving daily support and reminders to help you in your quit attempt.


The Oxfordshire Tobacco Control Alliance has released its vision to inspire a smoke free generation in Oxfordshire and is aiming to reduce the overall prevalence of smoking in the county to below five percent by 2025.

What's more, the South East Tobacco Control Network has developed a position statement on Electronic Cigarettes based on the latest evidence available. While not risk-free, they carry a fraction of the risk of tobacco smoking and can be used to support you in your quit attempt. Vapes can be used on Trust grounds, ten metres away from buildings.

You can read the statement here (pdf)

Stop for Life Oxon

Stop for Life Oxon can help anybody wanting to quit smoking in Oxfordshire and build a healthier lifestyle. The team is a free support service commissioned by Oxfordshire County Council and can offer three levels of support. Visit the Stop for Life Oxon website to self-refer or talk to a member of the Stop for Life team.

Facebook page

Join fellow quitters, or others thinking of quitting, in a friendly and supportive environment on the NHS Smokefree Facebook page.

Email support

For extra help, you can receive 28 days of stop smoking advice and tips, delivered straight to your inbox. Sign up for daily email support.

National Smoke Free Helpline

Call the free National Smoke Free Helpline on 0300 123 1044 (England only).
Monday to Friday 9.00am - 8.00pm: Saturday and Sunday 11.00am - 4.00pm.

Contact us

To find out more contact:

Here for Health

Stop for Life Oxon

Please also visit Smoking

Last reviewed:26 September 2023