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If you want to stop smoking, getting the right help and support can double your chances of success.

As well as the tailored support when you sign up to a Quit Plan , you can also get help to quit through:

One-to-one support

We offer this over the phone or face-to-face at smoking cessation clinics - it’s free. A trained advisor will support you through the quitting process. This will start 1 to 4 weeks before your quit date and can continue for up to a year.

The advisor will help you by:

  • making sure you’re ready to quit
  • asking you about your smoking history and habit
  • assessing your nicotine addiction
  • identifying your reasons for quitting and any difficulties or risks of a relapse
  • helping you make a plan to quit smoking
  • measuring your carbon monoxide levels
  • recommending any suitable medical treatment, including referring you to your doctor for follow-up

Find a smoking cessation clinic near you or call the HSE Quit Team on Freephone 1800 201 203 for more details.

Group support

Our group support sessions last 6 weeks. Groups meet for an hour, led by a smoking cessation adviser. At the sessions, you can:

  • review progress
  • address any difficulties
  • swap coping tips
  • encourage each other

The smoking cessation adviser will:

  • measure your carbon monoxide levels. Your carbon monoxide levels will decrease as you stop smoking. The advisor can measure your levels again when you have stopped smoking to see your progress
  • assess your nicotine addiction - this will them work out what sort of medical treatment might work
  • recommend medical treatment that might help

Find out about group support via our Facebook page.

page last reviewed: 25/03/2019
next review due: 25/03/2022

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