Here to help

If you or someone you know is looking to quit smoking, we’re here to help. Our friendly, specialist advisors offer free advice and support across Bedfordshire.  Thousands of people have quit for good with our help and studies show that you are up to four times more likely to quit if you use a combination of stop smoking medication and specialist help and support from your local Stop Smoking Service!

Get involved

Find the location of your nearest clinic, order a free Quit Kit or request a call from one of the team to find out more on the support available to you.

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Ready to quit?

If you are ready to make that next step you can refer yourself online. One of the team will give you a call to make an appointment as soon as possible.

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Information on smoking

Quitting is the best thing you'll ever do! Learn more about what to expect when stopping, how quickly your body recovers and the health risks of smoking.

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Our quitting counter

We’ve supported 1,489 people over the last year to stop smoking.

It has been proven that people who use local stop smoking services do much better than those who try to stop smoking on their own.  You are four times more likely to stop if you have help from an expert advisor so get in touch and we will make an appointment for you that is both convenient and flexible.

 

Money calculator

Every cigarette you don't smoke saves you money. Find out how much you will save by quitting and start thinking about what you could spend it on.

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Young People

Most people begin smoking when they are teenagers. Find out more about the support available for young people and our Kick Ash program.

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Smoking & Pregnancy

Discover why it's so dangerous to smoke during pregnancy and the lasting effects smoking can have on your baby's health and development.

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Latest News

6Jun

Public Health on Twitter

You can now keep up to date with the latest Stop Smoking and Public Health news via our Twitter page! Follow us @CBC_Health and @HealthyBedford  

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23May

Client Feedback

We always enjoy receiving letters and feedback from our clients. These are letters we have received in the past…   To whom it may concern, I would very much like to thank the council in supporting me with the give up smoking clinic and would also very much like to thank Emma for all the support […]

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10May

LARGE NATIONAL SURVEY FINDS 2.9 MILLION PEOPLE NOW VAPE IN BRITAIN

ASH news release: Embargo 00.01 Monday 8 May 2017 LARGE NATIONAL SURVEY FINDS 2.9 MILLION PEOPLE NOW VAPE IN BRITAIN: FOR THE FIRST TIME OVER HALF NO LONGER SMOKE Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) today published the findings from its annual Smokefree GB survey into the use of electronic cigarettes and vapourisers in Great […]

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Did you know…

You will very quickly notice changes in your physical wellbeing when you quit smoking.

Within a day or so of quitting, your body gets rid of all the poisonous carbon monoxide gas found in cigarette smoke.  As a result, oxygen levels in your blood increase and this will improve the appearance of your complexion and give you more energy.  Smoking also constricts blood vessels, so your blood will begin to flow more easily.  If you have poor circulation, this means your fingers and toes won't feel the cold as much.