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Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Please find information on our services and visiting restrictions in our COVID-19 section.

Patients and visitors must wear a face covering in our hospitals.

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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'.

Stoptober 2021

2021 marks Stoptober's 10 year anniversary and this year the Trust would like to really encourage anybody who is considering quitting smoking to give it a go this October.

About Stoptober

Stoptober is an annual Public Health England (PHE) initiative that aims to support those wanting to quit smoking, by encouraging smokers to abstain for 28 days in October. This is based on the statistic that if you can quit for 28 days, you become five times more likely to quit smoking for good. Stoptober has generated over 2.3 million quit attempts across England since 2012, but smoking remains the leading preventable cause of premature death.

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. You can also earn a chance to win a free gift! If you want to quit smoking whilst in hospital, speak to your ward's Stop Smoking Advisor about accessing free nicotine replacement products and support today.

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.

#SmokefreeOxon

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. You can read the statement here (pdf).

Talk things through

You are three times more likely to quit smoking with expert help. Get in touch with the OUH Here for Health team 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. Contact Here for Health.

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

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