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Hospital team

Phone: 020 7188 0995

Email: gst-tr.stopsmoking@nhs.net

We will respond within 2 working days.

Lambeth community team

Phone: 0800 856 3409 or 020 3049 5791

Email: gst-tr.stopsmokinglambeth@nhs.net

We will answer your call from Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 17:00. Please leave a message and we will call you as soon as possible.

Overview

We help and support you:

  • I want to stop smoking once and for all
  • you need help to manage your nicotine cravings while you are in our hospitals

Our hospitals and community sites are smoke-free. You may not smoke or use e-cigarettes on any of our hospital sites, including outside areas.

You will have a chance to stop smoking during or after your stay in the hospital. We have a hospital team and a local community service.

Our services include:

  • tobacco screening and evaluation
  • treatments that help defeat passions
  • motivational tips to stay on track
  • management of relapse after smoking cessation
  • nicotine extraction management

If you stay in our hospitals, you will be asked if you have smoked in the last 28 days. If available, our ward staff will offer you a nicotine-releasing drug. These include:

A tobacco addict will visit you to see how you are doing with your nicotine-releasing medication. You will also be able to talk about your options for getting support to quit smoking.

If your meeting is in the community, please contact your local smoking cessation service.

We can support on a one-on-one basis:

  • face to face
  • on the phone
  • with video

The best thing you can do is stop smoking before any scheduled hospital treatment. This will speed up your recovery and have many other health benefits.

The NHS smoking cessation guide contains smoking facts and tips.

  • Try to quit smoking at least 8 weeks before the operation and then try not to smoke. This will be the most beneficial.
  • If you stop before the operation and continue until recovery, it will still be beneficial.
  • You should not smoke on the day of surgery.

Some procedures require you to be nicotine-free before surgery. Please check with your doctor or nurse.

If you live in Lambeth and have difficulty quitting, our community service can help. We can help you:

  • are attached to the house
  • have a long-term physical or mental health condition
  • repeatedly tried to quit smoking and were unsuccessful

The Lambeth Council website has information and support to help you quit smoking.

Quit Smoking London provides support services in London to help you quit smoking.

Health information

Our team has prepared a series of short videos to help you quit smoking.

Expert advice to stop smoking

Judith talks about what to expect and the help you can get when you quit smoking.

  • Expert advice to stop smoking – video transcript

    So here at Lambeth, we have an excellent NHS smoking cessation service, so when you contact us, you will be contacted by your own expert advisor who will be with you throughout the trip. When thinking about quitting smoking, it is important to think about the reasons why you want to quit smoking, because some people find it useful to write them down so that they can at least apply to it later, especially. When things get tough, you can simply look at it again and just remind yourself why you want to quit smoking and why it’s important to you. You will either get access to one-on-one support, group support, or we will visit the house.

    We will measure your carbon monoxide, so this is something else that people find very encouraging. When you first come to us, you will most likely see that you read high enough, and then when you try to quit, your reading will really drop, and your expert advisor will be able to explain what carbon monoxide is and what it means and what it does.

    There is a delay when you stop smoking, especially at the beginning. I would say keep in touch with your experts over and over again so that you can talk about the shortcomings as long as you stop smoking and take a good look at what you actually learned, what you learned and what you can learn from it. You will also find that your willpower grows stronger as you move forward in your efforts to quit, and you will be more confident that you can continue to do so.

    You will have your own specialist who will provide this support for you, so you will have a personal relationship, will be responsible and accountable to you every week and will strengthen you along the way and see how you go. .

    Your chances of successfully quitting smoking are four times higher than smoking alone. We have a good success rate in the Lambeth smoking cessation service, we are a kind support and you know that you are at the center of the work we do.

When parents quit smoking

Jessica shares quotes from children whose parents quit smoking.

  • When parents quit smoking – video transcript

    When my mother stopped smoking, she looked really stressed, and it was very difficult for her. Normally, he spends his money on cigarette packs and goes out and leaves me with my sister. Instead, we went to the movies and played in the park, and we also went on small family trips, such as in the countryside. I used to be a little scared when I hugged him, because he was breathing hard, but now when I hug him, he is breathing at a normal, good pace. It’s a really nice feeling, the breath is not foggy at all and it’s just nice to be around.

How I quit smoking

Natalie talks about her experience of quitting smoking.

  • How I quit smoking – video transcript

    I decided to quit smoking because it has been a big part of my life for a very long time. I hated how it made me feel and tried several times to quit smoking and failed. I was approaching the point of smoking for 20 years, and it didn’t feel good at all.

    I decided to contact the NHS smoking cessation service, their specialist service, because I thought that having the right level of support would probably help me not want to smoke anymore, and I am very happy to be in touch with them. they were great from the beginning, they suddenly offered me a number of support mechanisms beyond that time, such as the patches, gums, and small niches you put in your mouth that I had never encountered before, and in fact. with this support, with non-judgmental support, I was able to stop smoking.

    Today is actually the fourth anniversary of my non-smoking, which is absolutely fantastic. My husband is proud of me, my family is proud of me, my friends are proud of me, I am proud of me. I am very happy to be registered and I can say that I do not smoke.

Electronic cigarettes

Studies have shown that e-cigarettes, also known as vaping, can help you quit smoking. Learn more about using e-cigarettes to stop smoking on the NHS website.