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New helpline supports Londoners to quit smoking

A new Stop Smoking London Helpline service, funded and supported by 30 London boroughs, has been launched.

The helpline is provided by NHS Smokefree and can be reached on 0300 123 1044. It provides a convenient way for Londoners to access good quality, specialist advice on how to quit smoking. It's also a gateway to finding out more about the range of free and varied support available across the capital.

 There are around 1.3 million smokers in London. And one in three adults wants to give up, many of whom will have tried to but failed at least once already. If this includes you, don't let this dishearten you - you can succeed at quitting, and you're much more likely to do so with the right support.

 You can call the local rate number seven days a week – Monday to Fridays from 9am to 8pm and on Saturday and Sunday between 11am and 4pm.

Another way to find out about what's available in your borough is to visit the Stop Smoking London Portal. Here you can choose the type of support you want, insert your postcode and you'll be directed to the information you need to get started on your quit journey.