If you want to give up smoking but don’t know where to start then don’t worry – help is at hand and it’s never too late to stop. Whatever your age, however long you’ve been a smoker, you’ll start feeling better. In fact, some of the good effects are almost instant.
Free Advice and Support
Smokeline advisor’s give free advice and information about how to stop smoking. Advisors also provide information about the free stop smoking services provided by every health board in Scotland – so it’s easy to find out what you need to know. Call free between 9am and 9pm, seven days a week, on 01786 433 293.
Alternatively input your details below and one of our stop smoking advisor’s will be in touch.
Help to Stop Smoking
Our clinics have a high success rate with about three quarters of people who attend staying stopped at four weeks. Download our Stop Smoking Clinics poster or check the clinic times below. Alternatively you can ask your GP, nurse or community pharmacist for advice and support.
|Stirling Community Hospital||Monday||4pm – 6pm|
|Clackmannanshire Community Healthcare Centre||Tuesday||4pm – 6pm|
|Camelon Health Centre||Wednesday||4pm – 6pm|
Did you know – More than 1300 smokers in Forth Valley stopped with support from a drop in clinic.
All Community Pharmacies in Forth Valley offer 1-1 stop smoking support and NRT (Nicotine Replacement Therapy) for up to 12 weeks for those 12 years and over.
Find Local Pharmacies
Find your nearest Pharmacy using our Service Finder.
Stop Smoking During Pregnancy
Did you know – When you quit smoking both you and your baby feel the benefits immediately.
NHS Forth Valley provides specialist support to pregnant women for more information contact us on: 01786 433293.
Hospital Stop Smoking Service
For patients who are admitted to hospital and wish to stop smoking, advice and intensive support will be provided along with NRT where appropriate.
Patients who are coming into hospital for an operation and who wish to stop smoking can be referred prior to admission via our pre op assessment. Ask your Doctor or Nurse in charge of your care to refer you.
Stopping smoking is always beneficial to health and it is never too late to give up – and you are 4 times more likely to successfully quit smoking with help and support.
Electronic cigarettes are devices that deliver nicotine by heating and vaporising a solution that typically contains nicotine, propylene glycol and/or glycerol, and flavourings.
“in a nutshell, best estimates show e-cigarettes are 95% less harmful to your health than normal cigarettes, and when supported by a smoking cessation service, help smokers to quit altogether” – Public Health England 2015
Smokefree Homes and Care Pledge
Did you know – Smoke lingers in the air for 5 hours after the cigarette has been smoked, and can seep invisibly into or out of open windows and doors. Taking your smoking outside – or even better stopping, helps protect you and your family.
Sign up to our smokefree home and car pledge today!! Forth Valley already has over 1300 residents who have pledged to keep their homes and cars smokefree. Signing up is FREE and easy – click on the link below, and either print out and send us back your pledge:
Via the freepost address attached or by email to: FV-UHB.FVStopSmokingService@nhs.net
All Forth Valley residents can sign up – not just smokers, and you can sign up to get a FREE home safety check from Scottish Fire and Rescue Service too.
Having a smokefree homes means you, your family and your pets are safe from the 4,000 different chemicals given out in cigarette smoke – which cause short and longer-term health issues.
Information in Other Languages
For all enquiries please contact us on: 01786 433293 or contact Scotland’s national stop smoking free helpline ‘SMOKELINE‘ on 0800 84 84 84 (8am-10pm, 7 days a week) or visit NHS Inform.