Giving up smoking is not something you have to do on your own. Quit Your Way Scotland is free and we're here to help when you're ready. We'll be with you every step of the way. No pressure, just support.
Quitting during coronavirus
You may be experiencing more worry and stress due to all the uncertainty of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and smoking might help you cope.
Smoking increases hand-to-mouth contact and can spread germs and infections, including coronavirus. People who smoke are also more likely to get serious symptoms if they catch coronavirus.
By stopping smoking you will not only feel the benefits after 20 minutes, but you'll also be protecting yourself and those around you from coronavirus.
Make a quit plan
Quitting is tough, but being prepared boosts your chances of success.
By following a few easy steps we can help you create a personalised quit plan, get ready and find out what to expect along the way.
In your plan you will:
- start by setting your quit date
- choose your reasons for quitting
- notice when you have a cigarette and add your triggers - knowing these will help you stay in control
- prepare to fight cravings and add tips for beating these to your quit plan
Get help from local services
Scotland's free and friendly local stop smoking services can hugely increase your chances of having a successful quit attempt and staying stopped for good.
Wherever you stay in Scotland you can get help from your local pharmacy and specialist stop smoking services.
Request a quit pack
If you live in Scotland you can use our form to request some information booklets to help with your quit attempt.
iQuit – Stopping Smoking When You're Pregnant
If you're pregnant, there’s never been a better time to stop smoking. The earlier you stop smoking in your pregnancy, the better.
This booklet explains why the choices you make when you’re pregnant affect your baby’s health as well as yours, and how to get support to help you quit.
How to Stop Smoking and Stay Stopped
There are a range of myths around stopping smoking. There's no truth to these myths so don't let them put you off stopping before you get started.
This booklet will give you the best possible chance of success, especially if used together with the free support and stop-smoking medication.
Feel the benefits
By stopping smoking you increase your chances of living a longer and healthier life. And reduce your risk of heart disease, stroke, vascular disease, respiratory disease and a whole range of cancers.
People who have stopped smoking:
- start to save money
- feel fitter and more able to take part in physical activity
- no longer harm others through second-hand smoke (passive smoking)
Free stop smoking advice by phone or webchat
Quit Your Way Scotland is an advice and support service for anyone trying to stop smoking in Scotland.
You can contact Quit Your Way Scotland for free by:
- phoning 0800 84 84 84 to speak to a Quit Your Way Scotland advisor
- chatting online with a Quit Your Way Scotland advisor
This service is available Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 5.00pm