How do I book on?
The best way is to call our customer service line on 0800 234
6805. Alternatively you can text ‘QUIT’ to 81025 or email
How long do I have to attend
Sessions are typically held once a week for an
average of 7 weeks.
Will I have to quit straight
We don’t expect or encourage anyone to quit
straight away, as having enough preparation is key to a successful
quit attempt. Every smoker is different and so quit
dates will be discussed and agreed individually with your
Where are the sessions
We hold sessions at various locations in
Medway. Please use the search facility on this website or
ring Medway Stop Smoking Service on 0800 234 6805 or 01634 334800
to find out where your nearest location is and book your place.
Will I put on weight?
Although not everyone experiences weight gain,
it is a common side effect from quitting smoking. This is because
your metabolism drops and sometimes your appetite can increase.
However, by seeking advice and support from a trained adviser, you
can explore different ways of minimising the weight gain, so this
doesn’t become a problem for you.
What can I use?
There are many different varieties of
medication that can aid a quit attempt. These include 8
different types of nicotine replacement (patches, gums, sprays
etc.) and medications which do not contain nicotine called Champix
I am pregnant and struggling to quit.
What help is there for me?
We have a specialist service dedicated to
supporting pregnant women to quit smoking. Please follow the
Pregnancy link to find out more about what is available, what
you can use and how to access support.
Does it work?
By having support and using the right
medication you are up to 4 times more likely to quit successfully
than if you try to quit alone. You must be committed to wanting to
quit and you will need willpower.
How much will it cost me?
The service is completely free. Stop
smoking medications will be made available at prescription prices.
If you do not usually pay for your prescriptions, then these will
be free of charge.
Contact us for more information
Phone: 0800 234 6805 / 01634 334800
SMS: Text Quit to 81025