Smoking cessation

A photo of stop smoking sign outside one of our hospitals

Barts Health is a smoke-free health provider. This means that smoking or use of electronic cigarettes is not permitted anywhere on our sites/grounds. That includes our hospital and health centre buildings, as well as their grounds, doorways and entrances. We also ask you respectfully not to smoke when hospital staff visit your home; whilst staff are in your home it is their working environment and should be smoke-free.  As a healthcare provider it’s important we do everything we can to reduce smoking among patients, visitors, staff and the risk of harm to others.

Expert advice, support and encouragement

You can access free  stop smoking services which provide expert advice, support and encouragement from specialist practitioners to help you stop smoking for good.

Your doctor, nurse or therapist should ask about your smoking status and offer a referral to a stop smoking service. If you are an inpatient, you should also be offered nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) to help manage any nicotine cravings you may have while in hospital. . 

You can ask your health care professional to refer you to your local stop smoking service, or access the stop smoking clinics below.

On site clinics

Studies show that you are up to four times more likely to quit with specialist help. Your clinician can make a referral for you to a stop smoking service, or  you can self-refer to a service close to your home/work via Smoke Free or Stop Smoking London for Londoners.

Local stop smoking services

Tower Hamlets, Newham or Waltham Forest

 

Phone: 0207 882 8230 / 0800 169 1943

Email: clinicbookings@qmul.ac.uk

 

 

 

City of London and Hackney

 

Phone: 0800 046 9946

City of London Stop Smoking Service website

Email: smokefree.cityandhackney@nhs.net

Living outside of London or working outside of these boroughs

Contact the NHS Smokefree Helpline on 0300 123 1044

Find your local free stop smoking service on the NHS website

Stop Smoking London

There is a stop smoking London portal and telephone support (Tel: 0300 123 1044) for all Londoners. Open Monday to Friday 9am-8pm; Saturdays and Sundays 11am-4pm.