With the current pandemic, it is more important than ever to take steps to protect and improve your health.

A study by the World Health Organization has found that smoking is associated with an increased risk of more serious illness and death in people who need hospital treatment for COVID-19.

stop smokingSmokers who isolate themselves and therefore cannot go out to smoke should look for alternatives such as Nicotine Substitution Treatment (NRT) or e-cigarettes to protect other people in their home.

About our service

If you are a Hillingdon resident, fit into one of the following categories, and are ready to retire, we can help.

  • Children and youth under 18 years of age
  • Pregnancy and postpartum (including partners)
  • People with mental health problems, including substance abuse
  • Disabilities and long-term conditions
  • People engaged in daily and handicrafts such as construction employees, HGV drivers, waiters, cleaners and porters

Our service offers:

  • expert motivation and behavioral support, advice
  • Free access to an experienced NHS smoking cessation consultant at a place and time convenient to you
  • contact information for various Hillingdon pharmacies that can help you get out
  • If appropriate, smoking cessation medications, such as Champix or nicotine replacement therapy (usually patches and chewing gum), can be obtained with a prescription (or free if you are free).

Note: If you do not meet the above criteria, but live or work in Hillingdon, behavioral and motivational support may still be offered.

Contact us

For professional and understanding advice, email us at lbofh.stopsmoking@nhs.net or call 01895 207777 or 0800 169 7541.

Alternatively, you can contact us:

ARCH – Old Bank House
64 High Street
Uxbridge
UB8 1JP

Additional advice and support