Stopping smoking

Want all the latest information to help you quit smoking?

Pharmacy stop smoking service

Please phone your preferred pharmacy initially to check how they are currently offering support.

Local pharmacy stop smoking services are free, friendly and can massively boost your chances of quitting for good. You're three times more likely to quit with support and nicotine replacement therapy (NRT).

The pharmacies listed offer this service to anyone who lives in Southampton or has a Southampton GP. You can contact them directly to chat through your options, no need to be referred. They can offer free NRT and support in person or by phone. They know it can be hard to quit and are there to offer you the latest help to support you and are e-cigarette friendly.

GP Surgeries

Some local GP surgeries now offer stop smoking support, please phone your practice to see what’s available.

Support for professionals

Contact our training and development team, Southampton Smokefree Solutions for support to deliver your services and information about local campaigns.


Nicotine vaping is an effective tool for quitting smoking. The services listed on this page will be able to support you using a vape as a stop smoking tool. Vaping nicotine is much less harmful than smoking tobacco.

If you do not smoke, do not vape. It is not completely harmless, and the long-term effects are unknown.

For more information on vaping, go to Vaping to quit smoking - Better Health - NHS. This includes NHS information for pregnant people, young people and parents/carers too.

Please dispose of your vapes safely by returning them to a vape retailer or take to a dedicated collection point at your local Household Waste Recycling Centre. Never throw them in household waste or recycling bins.