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Healthy Peterborough

Support & Useful Links - Smoking

Join your FREE local NHS stop smoking service

Did you know that you're up to four times more likely to quit successfully with the help of your local stop smoking service?

Services staffed by trained stop smoking advisers are available all over the city, including GP Practices and local pharmacies. Peterborough City Hospital and in some community settings. You can join a local group which meets once a week or have one-to-one support if you prefer. You usually go for a few weeks and work towards a quit date.

Find your nearest NHS Stop Smoking Service by calling the Peterborough Stop Smoking Service on 0800 376 56 55 to speak to a trained advisor or email livehealthy@peterborough.gov.uk.

New specialist Smokefree Clinic for pregnant women and family members
WHEN:    Every Wednesday from 9-1pm
WHERE:  Peterborough City Hospital, Ante-natal Department
Ring Freephone 0800 376 5655 to book your appointment
Remember you are 4 times more likely to give up with 1:1 support and medication and Nicotine Replacement Theraphy (NRT) is free during pregnancy


Talk to your GP

Many people don't realise that their GP can help them quit smoking. Your doctor can support you by referring you to a 'specialist stop smoking' clinic where you will be prescribed, nicotine replacement therapy such as patches and gum, or stop smoking medication such as Champix. You will also be offered one to one behavioral support to help deal with your cravings.

Visit your local pharmacy

Stop smoking services are also on offer at many pharmacies as part of local NHS Stop Smoking Services. As well as getting nicotine replacement therapy, such as nicotine gum or patches, or other stop-smoking medication, you'll meet with your specialist smoking advisor to discuss your progress. To find out about participating pharmacies please contact the Peterborough Stop Smoking Service on 0800 376 56 55.

Peterborough pharmacies providing the Stop Smoking Service:

Rowlands Pharmacy - Craig St

Boots Pharmacy - Bretton Centre

Boots Pharmacy - Eye

Boots Pharmacy - Hampton

Boots Pharmacy - Queensgate

Botolph Pharmacy

City Pharmacy

Co-op Pharmacy - Paston

Graham Young Chemist

Lloyds Pharmacy - Bushfield

MI Pharmacy Werrington

Netherton Pharmacy

Newborough Pharmacy

Sainsburys Pharmacy - Bretton

Sainsburys Pharmacy - Oxney Road

West town Chemist

Health advice

Useful links

Millions of people have used Smokefree support to help them stop smoking.

The following links provide information about the harms of smoking, the benefits of quitting and the support to help you, from app and tools to Quit Kits to face-to-face guidance.

10 self help tips to stop smoking

Passive smoking - protect your family and friends

Using e-cigarettes to stop smoking

Where to find a Smoking Clinic near you

Quitting smoking leads to better sex

Stopping smoking improves fertility

Stop smoking in pregnancy

Ditch the cigarettes and feel less stressed

Stopping smoking is good for your mental health

Paan, bidi and shisha

Young people and smoking

How quickly you will notice the benefits




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Healthy Peterborough is led by:
  • Peterborough City Council
  • Peterborough Pharmacies
  • Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust