A selection of major quit smoking charities and organisations around the world.
Most governments, and local health authorities are now trying to provide a variety of services, which offer free support, information and advice for those people who want to give up smoking. There also exists a whole host of non-governmental organisations and charities that offer their own advice and support.
These services may come in the form of smoking cessation groups that have been set up around your country and which offer one-to-one counselling and group sessions, national and local websites that provide information and advice on smoking and how to stop, or telephone helplines.
All information provided by these services is given by specifically trained health professionals who are qualified to give advice on smoking and how to quit.
For details and information about smoking cessation groups in your area, it is advisable to consult your local doctor.
The following is a general list of useful websites, organisations, helplines and support services for those who are interested in finding out about the health risks of smoking and who require further information and support on stopping smoking for good.
Helplines, charities and organisations in the United Kingdom
- ASH (Action on Smoking and Health)
- Quit (charity organisation)
- 72 Finnieston Square
- Tel: 0800 84 84 84
- Disease Prevention Organisation
- 31 Lockhart Street
- Tel: 01698 792 898
- Tobacco Control Resource Centre
- 14 Queen Street
- Tel: 0131 247 3070
- National Smoking Cessation Service
- National Smokers Helpline
Helplines, charities and organisations in the USA
- American Lung Association Helpline
Try-To-Stop Tobacco Resource Centre
- Massachusetts area
- Tel: 1-800-879-8678
Helplines, charities and organisations in Canada
- Toronto Public Health
- Toronto Health Connection
- Tel: 416-338-7600
Helplines, charities and organisations in Australia
- National Tobacco Campaign
- Stirling Street PO
- Perth WA 6849
- Tel: 08 9222 2028
- Western Australia Health Dept
- 189 Royal St
- East Perth WA 6004
Helplines, charities and organisations in New Zealand