Quit Smoking

Quitting smoking is the best thing to do for you and your baby. It is never too late to stop smoking. We know you may find it hard but there is help and support for you.

The resources below have been shared to help you quit smoking. Talk to your midwife, health visitor, or doctor for help and advice.

NHS information & support

Protecting your baby from tobacco smoke is one of the best things you can do to give your child a healthy start in life. Find out more here.

Stopping smoking is one of the best things you will ever do for your health. Access free NHS resources, to help you quit here.

Smoking and your baby: 3 reasons why to stop

Smoke Free App

Want to quit smoking?

The best way to quit is quitting with a friend or partner with the support of a specialist advisor.  However if this isn’t for you, we are providing free access to all features in the award winning Smoke Free App (RRP £90).  Smoke Free have helped half a million people to quit smoking, maybe they can help you too.

Click the link  below to start your journey to a smoke free family:

Download the Smoke Free App

North East stop smoking services:

Place NHS provision up to 37 weeks Community Stop Smoking Service from 37 weeks and post-natal
North Cumbria Call: 01946 523229 Visit any local pharmacy
Sunderland Call: 0191 565 6256 extension 47963

Mobile: 07721007187

Email: [email protected]

Call: 0800 169 9913 0191 567 1057 or visit Sunderland Specialist Stop Smoking Service
Gateshead Maternity QUIT team

Call: 0191 445 8963

Email: [email protected]

Call: 0191 455 8144 / 6453

Email: [email protected]

Hartlepool Call: 01642 383813

Email: [email protected]

Visit Stop Smoking Support
Newcastle upon Tyne Call or text: 07927578376

Email: [email protected]

Call: 0191 269 1103 or text 07809 105837 or visit Newcastle Stop Smoking
North Tyneside Email: [email protected] Call: 0191 643 7171

Email: [email protected]

Northumberland Email: [email protected] Call: 01670 813 135 or visit Northumbria Healthcare Ready to go smoke free?
County Durham Email: [email protected] Call: 0800 772 0565 or visit Smoke Free County Durham
Darlington Email: [email protected] Call: 0800 802 1850 or visit Darlington Stop Smoking Hub
South Tyneside Call: 0191 565 6256 extension 47963

Mobile: 07721 007 187

Email: [email protected]

Call: 0191 424 7300 or visit South Tyneside Stop Smoking
Stockton on Tees Call: 01642 383813

Email: [email protected]

Call: 01642 383 819 or visit North Tees Hartlepool Stop Smoking Service
Middlesbrough Email: [email protected] Call: 01642 727 579 or visit Stop Smoking South Tees
Redcar and Cleveland Email: [email protected] Call: 01642 727 579 or visit Stop Smoking South Tees


Fresh is a comprehensive programme aimed at making the problems caused by smoking a thing of the past for our region. Click on the links below to read guidance from Fresh, on how to quit smoking during and after pregnancy:

  • Information on second hand smoke and the risk to your family. Find out more here.
  • Stop smoking aids can help you stop smoking and manage nicotine withdrawal cravings. Find out more here.
  • e-Cigarettes can help you control how much nicotine you need to help with cravings and other withdrawal symptoms. Find out more here.

Additional Resources to help you quit

Easy Read Guide

Keep Yourself Healthy – A Guide to Giving up Smoking

Download the PDF


Test your breath

Carbon monoxide (CO) is a poisonous gas which you can’t see or smell but which is dangerous to you and your baby. Smoking is one way you and your baby can be exposed to carbon monoxide. Click on the button below to read more and find out how to test for CO.

Download the PDF