Quit Your Way - Smoking Matters Dumfries & Galloway (Stop Smoking Clinics)

The Smoking Matters service offers smokers throughout Dumfries & Galloway assistance in stopping smoking. Meetings are held in Health and Community Centres across the region, including more remote and isolated communities.

Clients are mainly seen in one-to-ones but the service also runs groups in Annan, Dumfries and Castle Douglas. Clients are usually seen 6 times over a 3-month period. An individual session will last up to 30 mins and a group session approximately one hour. Groups are run on a rolling basis so smokers can join the group at any stage.

One-to-one and group sessions are relaxed and informal with support from trained stop smoking advisors. Advisers support smokers during and after their quit attempt and will give advice on the use of Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) and other stop smoking products such as Champix and Zyban.

At the time when you are ready to stop smoking, Advisors can provide you with a prescription for Nicotine Replacement Therapy prescription or make a recommendation to use Zyban or Champix to your GP.

Services Offered

  • Group Rolling Support
  • One to One Support
  • Telephone Support

All clients will receive an appointment within 3 weeks of booking, unless a specific time is being requested. All would be participants in the rolling groups are given an initial call to enlist their participation into one of the groups which are held in Annan, Dumfries, Castle Douglas and Newton Stewart.

All other referrals are automatically sent a one-to-one appointment in their local health centre or clinic.

Opening times

You can contact the service Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm. If you are calling outwith these hours there is a telephone answering service and, if your leave your details, someone will return your call immediately.

Contact details

0845 602 6861


Smoking Matters Service
Garden Hill Primary Care Centre
2 Garden Hill Road
Castle Douglas

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Last Updated: 18/03/2022

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