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Stop Smoking Services

Smoking is the single greatest cause of preventable illness and premature death in Northern Ireland.  It contributes to many cancers, heart disease, bronchitis and asthma and other illnesses, including stroke, which causes around 2,400 deaths per year in Northern Ireland, all of them avoidable and many more are affected through passive smoking.

We are committed to supporting those who want to stop smoking and progressing regional strategies for a smoke free environment.  Stopping smoking is one of the best things you can do for your health.  When you stop, you give your lungs a chance to repair and you’ll be able to breathe easier.  There are many other health benefits too and they start almost immediately.

We offer stop smoking services for those who want to stop smoking across the Southern Trust area.

COVID-19 update

Your health is more important than ever.  Smokers are likely to be more vulnerable to COVID-19  as the act of smoking means increasing the risk of transmission of the virus from hand to mouth.

Smoking causes damage to the lungs and can reduce lung capacity which can greatly increase the risk of serious illness. It can weaken the immune system. Evidence clearly shows COVID-19 virus attacks the respiratory system, which explains why smokers are at a greater risk

There has never been a more important time to stop. You can make a huge contribution to your health and to protect against coronavirus by stopping smoking.

What happens at a Stop Smoking Clinic?

This is a free support service, tailored to your needs.  You don’t need to quit smoking immediately, but you will start making steps towards it and we will give you as many appointments as you need.

We will provide information and support on:

  • how to prepare to stop
  • setting a quitting date
  • Nicotine Replacement Therapy and Varenicline
  • coping with withdrawal
  • how to stay stopped
  • weight control
  • relaxation techniques

What to stop smoking and get the right support?

Fill in the boxes below and submit.  One of our stop smoking specialists will contact you.

I’d like the Trust stop smoking team to contact me please

Stop Smoking Support

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  • I'd like the Trust Smoking Cessation Team to contact me please

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Contact the Trust stop smoking Service on Tel: 028 3756 4400 (Monday to Friday 9am-5pm)   Email: 



Resources to help you stop smoking

Further links for support:

Key contacts:

Contact the Trust Stop Smoking Service on Tel: 028 3756 4400 (Monday to Friday 9am-5pm)   Email: or get in touch with your local Stop Smoking Specialist.

The Southern Trust stop smoking service is funded through the public health agency.

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