You can find out more about smoking and obtain support if you are trying to give up from:
- Your doctor
- The Scottish Parliament’s confidential Counselling and Information Service on 0800 032 4021. The confidential Counselling and Information Service can offer general advice and support if required.
- Smokeline (0800 848 484). This is a Freephone counselling service provided to give help and advice to smokers who are trying to give up. The line is available from 12 noon to 12 midnight seven days a week. You will also be offered a helpful step by step guide offering guidance and advice on how to give up smoking.
- Quit is an independent charity whose aim is to help smokers to stop. They have a telephone helpline (0800 00 22 00) and website (www.quit.org.uk). You can also contact them by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- The “health” section of the BBC website also contains some useful advice and contact information (www.bbc.co.uk/health).
ASH, Action on Smoking and Health (Scotland), on 0131 225 4725 (website: www.ash.org.uk) can also provide general information on giving up smoking.
Websites offering information on giving up smoking.