Also in Smoking Advice Service:
For help to stop smoking please call the
NHS Grampian Smoking Advice Service on freephone 0500 600 332.
It has been shown that smokers are 4 times more likely to stop successfully if they have access to the right product and the right support.
Watch one of our Smoking Cessation Advisors talk about the Smoking Advice Service. Click on the image to watch the video (plays in Microsoft Media Player)
Every week there are more than 60 groups at a range of times and locations across the Grampian area. These run for 6-weeks at time and we will liaise with your own GP to ensure access to the right stop smoking product for you.
You can also get free support from your local pharmacy. Available on a walk-in basis, the scheme offers up to 12 weeks support. Access to free nicotine replacement therapy is available as part of the service.
The Just Five Minutes website is designed to help you kick the habit. This site contains key information, practical hints and tips and allows you to sign up for weekly motivational e-mails to help you keep on track. Register now to use this free website at
Stop before your op
Stopping smoking 4-8 weeks before surgery can reduce the risk of complications such as Infections (especially chest and wound infections), breathing problems during surgery and slower wound healing and bone repair. You can contact us free of charge on 0500 600 332 or ask your GP to refer you.