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Hertfordshire County Council

Make the swap to help you stop

You can get a free electronic cigarette starter kit if you’re over 18 and start using the Stop Smoking Service.

You’re up to 3 times more likely to succeed with extra support. Don’t give up on giving up – every time you try to quit, you’re a step closer to success.

Further information on using e-cigarettes to stop smoking.

Download the NHS Quit Smoking app to help you quit smoking and start breathing easier.

You must:

  • be 18 years old or over
  • be motivated to quit smoking
  • have tried other medication to attempt quitting
  • not be currently using NRT, bupropion or varenicline from another source
  • not be already using e-cigarettes.


What happens next?

We'll be in contact as soon as an appointment is available to start your smoke free journey. We understand what it's like to be a smoker and will:

  • provide weekly support for up to 12 weeks, either face-to-face or over the phone
  • create a plan with you to help you quit
  • advise on nicotine replacement therapy, e-cigarettes and other products
  • motivate you through the challenging times and help you combat cravings
  • show your progress with regular carbon monoxide breath tests.

This service is free, but you'll have to pay for any prescriptions you might need. We can advise you on how to save money with a prescription pre-payment certificate.



Other ways to stop smoking

NHS Smokefree website

  • Reasons to quit - find out how smoking in your home and car harms your children and pets.
  • The NHS Smokefree app - a 4 week programme that puts practical support, encouragement and tailored advice in the palm of your hand.
  • e-cigarettes - they're 95% safer than smoking, although we recommend you don't add unregulated liquids or other substances.
  • Pregnancy advice - the risks of second hand smoke to your baby, plus advice on e-cigarettes vs. licensed stop smoking medicines.


Healthy Hubs Hertfordshire

Visit your local Healthy Hub for free support to help you stay healthy and well. Find your nearest hub at



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