Make the New Year your stop smoking time

27 December 2023

Written by: Lambeth Council

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There’s support available for Lambeth smokers seeking to quit this New Year.

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Make the New Year your stop smoking time

The new national stop smoking campaign seeks to capitalise on the New Year moment when there is greater intent for smokers to make a quit attempt and promotes the many benefits of quitting.

The campaign builds on the theme of ‘good things happen when you stop smoking’ that was developed for this year’s Stoptober campaign back in October. Within days or weeks without smoking your senses of taste and smell improve, you start breathing more easily and have more energy. In time, your longer-term risks of cancer, lung disease, heart disease and stroke reduce significantly.

Stop smoking 'football' poster

Make 2024 the year you quit smoking

Looks out for the campaign on TV, video-on-demand, radio, out-of-home advertising and search. There will also be a national PR moment on 28 December focusing on the generational harms of smoking, highlighting that children are up to three times as likely to start smoking if their parents smoke.

The campaign also focuses on vaping to help smokers quit. The campaign will challenge the myth that vaping is as harmful, or more, than tobacco.

Lambeth’s local campaign signposts to the range of quitting support and information available for residents.

Word from the NHS

Dr Raj Mitra, Lambeth’s Staying Healthy Clinical Lead said: “This New Year I am encouraging smokers in Lambeth to use our local stop smoking services to make a quit attempt, because people trying to stop smoking are 4 times more likely to succeed with structured treatment than if they ‘go it alone’.”

Help to quit smoking in Lambeth

Looking to quit in Lambeth? Get local support.

Lambeth Specialist Stop Smoking Service

Free one-to-one support and Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) or a vaping kit from Lambeth Specialist Stop Smoking Service, delivered by Guy’s and St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust. For:

  • People diagnosed with one or more long-term conditions, including mental illness.
  • Pregnant smokers and their partners.
  • Parents with children aged five or under.
  • Long-term chronic smokers.

Tel: 0800 856 3409 or 020 3049 5791/email:

Community Pharmacy service

Smokers looking to quit can walk in to one of these community pharmacies for free support:

  • Paterson Heath (Osbon) Pharmacy, 143 Lambeth Walk, London SE11 6EE
  • Harfleur Chemist, 219-221 Clapham Rd, London SW9 9BE
  • Kingshield Pharmacy, 387 Brixton Rd, London SW9 7DE
  • Philips Pharmacy, 70A Clarence Ave, London SW4 8JP
  • New Park Pharmacy, 85 New Park Rd, Brixton Hill, London SW2 4ES
  • Boss Pharmacy, 85 Bedford Rd, London SW4 7RD
  • Day Lewis Pharmacy Streatham, 9a Gracefield Gardens, London SW16 2SZ
  • Elmcourt (Osbon) Pharmacy, 220 Norwood Road, London, SE27 9AW

Health and Wellbeing Bus

A stop smoking adviser will be on board the Health and Wellbeing bus with dates soon to be updated in January. To find out when and where view the bus timetable.

Self-help resources

More about specialist stop smoking services in Lambeth