As in most NHS hospitals, smoking is not permitted in any of our hospitals, grounds or hospital transport, and there is no exception to this rule. It is also banned within 100 metres of any hospital building. If you would like information about giving up smoking please contact the NHS Smoking Helpline on 0800 169 0 169.
The use of e-cigarettes and the charging of them is also not permitted within the hospitals, grounds, or hospital transport and they are known fire and safety hazards. More information on the risks associated with the use and charging of e-cigarettes, particularly when also using oxygen as part of your treatment can be provided by nursing staff.
Stop smoking services
Stopping smoking is important not just for people with health conditions that have been impacted by smoking, but also for people who are still well and at risk of smoking-related illnesses. Many people try to quit smoking by themselves, but it's much easier with the right help. There are a lot of support options available, try a combination that works for you.
Referrals to your local stop smoking service
Stop smoking services are free and can massively boost your chances of quitting for good. You are 4 times more likely to stop smoking if you use a combination of medications and support from your local stop smoking service.
The service provides a range of proven methods to help you quit. A staff of expert advisers will give you accurate information and advice, as well as professional support during the first few months after you stop smoking.
They also make it easy and affordable (sometimes free) for you to get the best stop smoking treatments, such as:
- Nicotine Replacement Therapy - such as patches, inhalators and gum
- Varenicline (Champix) - a medication that reduces the urge to smoke and relieves withdrawal symptoms.
They will also advise you on how to best use these treatments to increase their effectiveness.
Fill out the form below today so that a member of our team can refer you to your local stop smoking service. There’s never been a better time to quit!
By consenting to this referral, you will be agreeing to share your data with the National Referral System (NRS) who will pass this information on to your local Stop Smoking Service. They will then endeavour to contact you either by phone or post
Visit NHS Smokefree at www.nhs.uk/smokefree for help, tips, ideas and support to give up smoking. Visit the NHS Choices website at www.nhs.uk/using-the-nhs/about-the-nhs/your-choices-in-the-nhs/ to find your local stop smoking service. Alternatively, telephone 0300 123 1044 or text-phone 0300 123 1014.
BREATHE local stop smoking service
BREATHE local stop smoking service is a free stop smoking service commissioned by Camden Council. To find out more, visit their website breathestopsmoking.org or text the word 'QUIT' to 66777.
Stop Smoking London
If you are a London resident, call the Stop Smoking London helpline on 0300 123 1044 to access information, resources and support to quit smoking.