Quitting smoking

Stop Smoking service

The word 'Stop' written in cigarettes, with the North Tyneside Council logo in the bottom right hand corner and the words 'Get free Stop Smoking support' across the bottom.

There are many benefits of quitting smoking and support from a Stop Smoking Adviser increases your chance of stopping for good. Some pharmacies in North Tyneside are able to offer free support*.

Over the course of 12 weeks, you'll work with your adviser to to choose an appropriate treatment (such as nicotine patches, gum or mini lozenges), learn how to use the treatment correctly, and come up with a plan tailored to your lifestyle to help you deal with cravings.

*You must be a resident of North Tyneside to qualify for free support. If you have had a failed quit attempt in the last six months, you cannot access the stop smoking service until six months have passed. 

Area Pharmacy Address Telephone number
Backworth Newline 2 Co-op Building, Church Road, NE27 0JE (0191) 268 8862
Benton Fairmans 379 Benton Rd, NE7 7EE (0191) 266 2016
Cullercoats D & C Fenwick 9 Farringdon Road, NE30 3ER (0191) 252 7106
Hadrian Park Knights Pharmacy Unit 2, Hadrian Park Shopping Centre, NE28 9UY (0191) 295 3303
Killingworth Morrisons The Killingworth Centre, NE12 6YT (0191) 268 3114
Longbenton Boots  Unit 4, The Boulevard NE12 8GA (0191) 215 0315

Mail My Meds

Unit 1, Karmjit House, Balliol Business Park, NE12 8EW (0191) 816 1310
North Shields Lloyds Pharmacy 18 Albion Road, NE29 0HT (0191) 257 00039
North Shields Lloyds Pharmacy Health Centre, Hawkeys Lane, NE29 0SF (0191) 257 2667
Shiremoor Shiremoor Pharmacy Unit 2a, Northumberland Park District Centre, Earsdon Road, NE27 0SJ (0191) 266 8369
Shiremoor Shiremoor Resource Centre Pharmacy Earsdon Rd, NE27 0HJ (0191) 253 3459
Tynemouth Morrisons Collingwood Centre, Preston N Road, Tynemouth, NE29 9QR (0191) 257 2519
Wallsend Burn Terrace Pharmacy Avicenna Partner (Ashchem) 55-57 Burn Terrace, NE28 7BJ (0191) 262 2731
Wallsend Dennis Pharmacy 9-13 Tynemouth Road, NE28 0AA (0191) 262 3780
Wallsend Fairmans Pharmacy 22-24 High St West, NE28 8HU (0191) 262 3522
Wallsend Newline Coast Road Pharmacy 1 Coast Rd, NE28 9HP (0191) 262 3210
Wallsend Newline Willington Quay Pharmacy 94 Bewicke Road NE28 6NJ (0191) 262 5728
Wallsend Well Pharmacy Crow Bank, The Green NE28 7PG (0191) 263 0044
Whitley Bay Morrisons Hillheads Road, NE25 8HN (0191) 252 1647
Whitley Bay Fairmans Pharmacy 295 Whitley Road, NE26 2SN (0191) 252 5146
Whitley Bay Whitley Bay Pharmacy 116 Park View, NE26 3QL (0191) 251 1057

If you would like to find out more about the stop smoking support that pharmacies offer please call us on 0191 643 7171 (phone lines are open Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm) or email stopsmoking@northtyneside.gov.uk (this inbox is not for referrals, please contact your local pharmacy using your details above).


E-cigarettes allow you to inhale nicotine through vapour rather than smoke. This vapour doesn't contain tar or carbon monoxide, two of the most harmful elements in tobacco smoke. Using an e-cigarette isn't completely risk-free, but it is at least 95% less harmful than smoking and can help you quit.

E-cigarettes can also be used to stop smoking along with support from a Stop Smoking Adviser.

You can find out more about e-cigarettes here.

Children / young people and smoking

According to Action on Smoking and Health (ASH, 2019), an estimated 207,000 children in the UK start smoking each year. More than 80% of adult smokers report that they took up smoking before the age of 20.

The younger a person starts smoking, the greater the harm is likely to be. Child and adolescent smoking causes serious risks to health both in the short and long term. Children who smoke are more susceptible to coughs and increased phlegm, wheeziness and shortness of breath than those who do not smoke.

Smoking impairs lung growth and may lead to an increased risk of chronic obstructive lung disease later in life.

The earlier children become regular smokers and keep smoking as adults, the greater the risk of developing lung cancer or heart disease.

Nearly two thirds of pupils report being exposed to secondhand smoke. Bronchitis, pneumonia, asthma and sudden infant death syndrome (cot death) are more common in infants and children who have one or two smoking parents.

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