Below you will find all the information we could find on stop smoking services in Essex County, together with contact information for the service.
Local Authority Area(s)
Essex County Council
Essex Wellbeing Service (Provide)
0300 303 9988
Monday to Friday: 8.00am - 7.00pm
Saturday: 10.00am to 2.00pm
Available to everyone living or working in Essex excluding Southend and Thurrock.
This service has qualified health coaches who offer behavioural support and treatment advice over a 12 week period, by phone and face-to-face in various locations. You can get a prescription for up to 8 weeks of Nicotine Replacement Therapy. Essex Wellbeing runs an e-cigarette pilot for certain areas, contact them to see if you're eligible.
There is free access to Allen Carr's Easyway online quit smoking seminar: https://www.allencarr.com/centres/essex-not-thurrock-or-southend/
A good range of services are outlined on the website. They are very helpful on the phone, call them for helpful information about accessing the services.
The councils covered by this service are: Basildon, Braintree, Brentwood, Castle Point, Chelmsford, Colchester, Epping Forest, Harlow, Maldon, Rochford, Tendring, Uttlesford
From 1 July 2018, East and West Essex patients who smoke and need a hospital appointment will have to have at least one appointment with the Stop Smoking team. You can get a referral through your GP.