The Island's free stop smoking service:
If you are thinking about quitting smoking, there is lots of support available to help you stop, and stay stopped.
Within these pages you'll find local information on free stop smoking services to suit your needs, website links with great hints and tips on how to stop smoking, information sheets and free helpline numbers.
Whether you are ready to stop smoking now, thinking about giving it a go in the future, or supporting someone else who's trying to quit, our pages offer a wealth of information and tips to get you started.
To arrange an appointment contact one of our Specialist Stop Smoking Advisors: Telephone: +44 1624 642404 Email: Send Email
Did you know?
The best way to stop smoking is with a combination of support and medication. You are up to 4 times more likely to quit with the help of a stop smoking service. Quit4You is the Island's free Stop Smoking Service. It provides practical advice, support and encouragement to anyone who wants to quit.
Around 2,000 people have already come to Quit4You, taking the first step to a new start.
If you're thinking about quitting smoking, there are lots of options available, including new medications and different ways of quitting (for example, cut-down-to-quit). Your Advisor will work with you to develop a personal quitting plan that is tailored to your needs.
- Drop-in Clinics
- 1-to-1 appointments
- Vouchers for nicotine replacement therapy
- Quit4Two Pregnancy service
- Free workplace 'taster' sessions
- Regular sessions throughout your quit attempt
- Telephone, text or email support
Quit4You sessions include discussing:
- Your smoking history and past quit attempts
- Your smoking patterns and nicotine dependence
- Medication options
- A personal quitting plan to suit your lifestyle
- Setting a quit date and preparing to quit
- Helping you identify new coping strategies
- How you are finding quitting.
Medications to help you quit
If you would like to use nicotine replacement therapy (NRT), your Advisor will ask you some medical information. If NRT is suitable, they can provide you with a voucher or prescription, so you don't have to see your GP. The NRT is free - you’ll only have to pay a small 'prescription cost' unless you're exempt from these.
Quit4You can also provide information on other stop smoking medications (Champix and Zyban), but these can only be prescribed from your GP surgery.
Other information and support that is available
For your free Quit Kit call Public Health on: Telephone: +44 1624 642404 Email: Send Email
You can also ask your Pharmacist, GP or Nurse for stop smoking advice.
Nicotine replacement therapy products are available on prescription from your GP and can also be purchased from Pharmacies. Champix and Zyban are only available from your GP. Products may not be suitable for everyone.
Free Quit4You drop-in clinics
Clincs are 1 to 1, not group sessions. No appointment necessary.
|Douglas||Every Tuesday 12.30pm to 1.30pm and 5.30pm to 7pm||Promenade Methodist Church, Loch Promenade.|
|Ramsey||Every Wednesday 5.30pm to 6.30pm||Ramsey and District Cottage Hospital - use Martin Ward entrance and follow signs.|
|Peel||Every Thursday 4.30pm to 5.30pm||Peel Group Practice, Albany Road|
|Port Erin||Every Friday 12.30pm to 1.30pm (except bank holidays)||Southern Group Practice, Castletown Road|
For more information contact: Telephone: +44 1624 642404 Email: Send Email
GP Surgeries: book an appointment with the Practice Nurse
|Ballasalla Medical Centre||Main Road Ballasalla Isle of Man IM9 2RQ||+44 1624 823243|
|Finch Hill Health Centre||Kensington Road Douglas Isle of Man IM1 3PF||+44 1624 656050|
|Hailwood Medical Centre||2 Hailwood Court Governors Hill Douglas Isle of Man IM2 7EA||+44 1624 686949|
|Laxey Health Centre||New Road Laxey Isle of Man IM4 7BF||+44 1624 861350|
|Snaefell Surgery Ltd||Cushag Road Anagh Coar Douglas Isle of Man IM2 2BZ||+44 1624 686960|
|Village Walk Health Centre||1 The Village Walk Onchan Isle of Man IM3 4EA||+44 1624 656020|
Pharmacies: Ask the Pharmacist for help
|Castle Pharmacy Ltd||20 Malew Street Castletown Isle of Man IM9 1AD||+44 1624 822512|
|Lloyds Pharmacy||Church Road Port Erin Isle of Man IM9 6AR||+44 1624 833101|
|The Village Pharmacy Ltd||Main Road Kirk Michael Isle of Man IM6 1AB||+44 1624 878545|
Other services available
Free email counselling service
For same day advice and support from QUIT UK: QUIT UK Email: Send Email