Stop smoking

Use this guide to find information and support to help you stop smoking.

Why stop smoking?

Smoking is the UK’s single greatest cause of preventable illness and avoidable death. Around 100,000 people die each year from smoking-related diseases, including cancer.

Quitting smoking is one of the best things that you can do for your health and the health of your family. Quitting helps protect your loved ones from harmful second-hand smoke, reducing their risk of developing asthma, meningitis and some cancers.

No matter how long you've smoked for, quitting can help improve your health straight away. You'll also have much more cash in your pocket - if you smoke a packet a day, you could save around £250 each month if you quit.

10 ways your health will improve when you stop smoking

Illegal tobacco

The sale and use of illegal tobacco is also of concern to local authorities in London because of the serious health effects, the link to organised crime and the loss of revenue funding to the government.

For more information, please visit London Councils' Stamp IT Out.