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  1. Redbridge Quits Smoking

    25 April 2023 by Erin Lee

    Via – Quits Smoking – Redbridge

    Want help to quit smoking? Our specialist advisors can help.

    Redbridge Quits Smoking provides advice and support to anyone aged 12+ who is connected to Redbridge – whether they live, work, study or are experiencing homelessness in the local area.

    This can look like:

    • One-to-one sessions with a trained specialist advisor.
    • Free nicotine replacement therapies for up to 12 weeks.
    • Free vape kits and refills for up to 12 weeks (read more about Swap-to-Stop here).
    • Support for people using other forms of tobacco that can also be addictive and harmful, such as Paan, Betel quid, gutkha, bidi, and shisha.
    • Specialist support for:
      • People who are pregnant or breastfeeding, and their partners.
      • People with a mental health diagnosis who are dependent on tobacco.
    • We provide workshops and advice to young people and those who care for or work with them about vaping.
    • We provide training to professionals about smoking cessation and how to encourage people to accept a referral to us.

    Any professional, like a social worker, GP or nurse can also make a referral for you by completing our Professional Referral Form.

    Register with us

    However long you have smoked for, stopping will immediately help your physical and mental health.

    You can refer yourself to our service in any of the following ways:

    Call us on 0300 303 2715
    Text BREATHE to 82228
    Email rqs@viaorg.uk

    Accessible support that works for you

    Appointments are available at a range of locations across Redbridge, including our main hub in Ilford town centre.  

    We can also stay in touch by phone or online (using Zoom or Teams), to make it easier for you to get support when you need it. 

    Our team speaks English, Bengali, Urdu, Gujrati, and Tamil. We also work with interpreters for other languages including BSL.

    Evening and weekend appointments are also available.

    We aim to contact anyone who is referred to us within 2 working days to arrange their first appointment.

    Get in touch

    Tel: 0300 303 2715
    Quit SMS: Text BREATHE to 82228
    Address: 1st Floor, Ilford Chambers, 11 Chapel Rd, Ilford IG1 2DR
    Email: rqs@viaorg.uk

    Swap to Stop

    Make the switch from cigarettes
    to a free vape to stop smoking.

    Find out more

    Other support
    Specialist advice and tools from NHS Better Health website and quit smoking app.
    Sign up for daily email support with Smoke Free.
    Download a Smokefree app such as SF28.
    Call the NHS Smokefree helpline on 0300 123 1044 (open 9am to 8pm Monday to Friday, 1am to 4pm weekends)

    More information
    Learn about smoking and pregnancy
    How stopping smoking can help your mental health
    Smokeless tobacco is addictive and harmful (Paan, Betel quid, gutkha, bidi, and shisha)

  2. Harrow Smoking Cessation

    by Kate Bonner

    Via – Smoking Cessation – Harrow

    Want help to quit smoking? Our specialist advisors can help.

    We provide smoking cessation advice and support to anyone aged 18+ who lives or works in Harrow.

    This can look like:

    • One-to-one sessions with a trained specialist advisor
    • Free nicotine replacement therapies and other stop smoking medications
    • Advice and information around your health and wellbeing

    Your advisor can also measure the levels of carbon monoxide in your body using a carbon monoxide monitor. The monitor shows how your CO level drops to the same level as a non-smoker when you stop smoking.

    You can visit our service or contact us by phone or email.

    Any professional, like a social worker, GP or nurse, can also make the referral for you using our Referral Form.

    Get in touch

    Tel: 0300 303 2868
    Email: HarrowStopSmoking@viaorg.uk

    Find your way

    97 Pinner Road
    Harrow, HA1 4ET
    Click here to see map

    Opening times:
    Monday 10:00-14:30
    Tuesday 10:00-19:00
    Wednesday 12:30-17:00
    Thursday 10:00-19:00
    Friday 10:00-17:00