Stop Smoking

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Breathe is Camden & Islington’s stop-smoking service. It delivers a tiered model to ensure smokers receive the best support to help them stop smoking.

  • Tier 1 offers self-support through online and printed media to those smokers who want to stop smoking without face-to-face support.
  • Tier 2 offers brief support through a network of specialist stop-smoking advisors, working in GP practices, pharmacies and other community groups and organisations.
  • Tier 3 offers specialist support to highly addicted smokers who have made multiple attempts to stop smoking and can benefit from an intensive face-to-face intervention and longer term behavioural support.

Additional support is available for those who are housebound, cannot make it to face-to-face sessions and/or may find it harder to quit, such as those with mental health problems.

During COVID-19, Breathe offers telephone support consultations to all clients, with provision of Nicotine Replacement Therapy by post.


Eligibility criteria

Inclusions

  • any smoker aged 13 or older who lives, works, studies or is registered with a GP in Camden or Islington


How to refer

The following clinicians can refer to this service: GPs

EMIS form Download Form

Referral methods: Email

GP referral by emailing completing Stop Smoking EMIS Form and sending by email.

e: breathe.team@nhs.net

Editable PDF / Word document Download Form

Referral methods: Email

GP referral by emailing completing Stop Smoking EMIS Form and sending by email.

e: breathe.team@nhs.net

Self-referral

Patients can self-refer by telephone t: 020 3633 2609, text (Text Quit to 66777)  or via the Breathe online form.

Smokers living in London (including pregnant women) can access online resources and a new telephone support service ‘Stop Smoking London’ provided by NHS Smokefree. They can self-refer via https://stopsmokinglondon.com/ or call the helpline 0300 123 1044.

Camden and Islington residents can use My Quit Route app free of charge, an NCSCT-compliant app that delivers 24/7 behavioural support to increase quit rates. To download visit the website.


w: https://www.myquitroute.com/