Practical, quick and simple steps you can take straight away to quit smoking.

Why stop?

Smoking is the UK’s single greatest cause of preventable illness and avoidable death, with 100,000 people dying each year from smoking-related diseases, including cancer.

Quitting smoking is one of the best things you can do for your health, and the health of your family. Quitting helps protect your loved ones from harmful second-hand smoke – reducing their risk of developing asthma, meningitis and some cancers.

No matter how long you've smoked for, quitting can help improve your health straight away and you'll have much more cash in your pocket. If you smoke a packet a day, you could save around £250 each month if you quit!

Here are 10 ways your health will improve when you stop smoking.

Help to quit

When trying to quit we know you're four times more likely to succeed with treatment which combines behavioural support and medication than if you ‘go it alone’.

Thankfully there is lots of support available for Lambeth smokers who want to quit.

Londoners can access the London Stop Smoking Portal or call the Stop Smoking London helpline on 0300 123 0144 for free support and advice.

The phone service provides a convenient way to access good quality specialist advice on how to stop smoking. Lines are open Monday to Friday 9am to 8pm and Saturday and Sunday 11am to 4pm.

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Illegal tobacco

The sale and use of illegal tobacco is of concern to local authorities in London because of the serious severe health impacts, the link to organised crime and the loss of revenue funding to government.

Illegal tobacco products can be cigarettes or hand rolled tobacco smuggled duty free into the country.

These fake or counterfeit, illegal products are considerably cheaper than legally sold products. Prices range from £3.50 to £7 per packet.

The sale of single cigarettes or ‘singles’ is also illegal.

For more information please visit the London Stamp IT Out campaign webpage.