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13 May 2014


Cigarette in an ashtray
Stopping smoking will make a huge difference to you and your family’s health and quality of life, but many smokers aren’t sure how to quit. Specialist support, combined with treatment such as nicotine patches, gum or medication can be up to four times more effective than willpower alone.

Local stop smoking services 

It is tough trying to quit and most people will need more than one attempt before they succeed. The following services have trained advisors who can support and advise you on what treatments and medications are available.


Medication is available at the price of a prescription, and free if you don’t pay for your prescriptions.


Chelmsford, Braintree or Maldon

Central Essex Community Services can put you in touch with  advisers to help you stop smoking.


Colchester or Tendring

Anglian Community Enterprise provides support in over 80 locations across north Essex.


Epping Forest, Harlow and Uttlesford

South Essex Partnership Trust offers one-to-one support and group support.


Castle Point or Rochford 

NHS Choices provides free help and advice to all smokers who live or work across South East.

NHS Choices - Live Well


Basildon, Billericay or Brentwood

Vitality offers advice on quitting and details about support groups.

  • Tel: 0800 0778000 (free from landlines, mobile rates may apply).


Other support