Tobacco use in any form is very harmful to your health. If you smoke or smoke a hookah, your risk of health problems such as cancer, heart and respiratory diseases increases. Chewing paan / betel nut can cause oral cancer and can have a significant impact on your health.
There are many ways to stop smoking, from nicotine replacement treatments or e-cigarette use, to free smoking cessation tools and expert support from local NHS services. You can make a package that suits your lifestyle, because with the help of free expert advice and your local smoking cessation service, you are four times more likely to succeed.
Your local pharmacy
You can contact your local pharmacy at any time for free support and advice.
Exit the Right Tower Hamlets
Quit Right Tower Hamlets provides smoking cessation services to all residents and people working or studying at Tower Hamlets. They also provide culturally sensitive services to people from Somali, South Asian and migrant communities who smoke or use paan. Female counselors are available and patients can be seen individually or in groups.
Specialist services are available for pregnant women and those with high levels of addiction and those who need additional behavioral support in groups or individually. Clients can contact themselves or through a GP practice.
Department of Health and Lifestyle Research
2 Stayners Road
Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tel: 020 7882 8230, 020 7791 1774
Stop smoking in London
Tower Hamlets residents can also call the Stop Smoking London hotline at 0300 123 1044 for free support and advice. This is a local tariff number.
Lines are open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m .; Saturday to Sunday, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Visit the Quit Smoking website for more information.