West Sussex stop smoking services

Signposting to quit smoking support

Promoting smoking cessation is the most effective thing frontline workers can do to improve health outcomes for residents who smoke. It is also one of the most effective ways of triggering a quit attempt.

We would like to encourage everyone to start a conversation with smokers and signpost them to the support available to help them quit.

For a list of GP surgeries, pharmacies and Wellbeing teams providing stop smoking services in West Sussex, visit our Stop smoking services page.


To help you to deliver your services, or to signpost people to local stop smoking support, free e-learning is available: 


Materials to promote West Sussex Stop Smoking Services can be downloaded below.  Hard copies of these, as well as a digital screen promoting local services, are available, please email Public Health Resources.

South East Position Statement on Electronic Cigarettes

With more and more people choosing to use e-cigarettes as their preferred option for quitting smoking, the South East Tobacco Control Network have developed a position statement to bring together the latest information and resources.

Electronic cigarettes are an effective and popular method for quitting smoking tobacco, yet the perception of harm caused by them, compared with smoking tobacco, is increasingly out of step with the current evidence-base. This has led to health and social care professionals delivering variable advice in relation to the products.

Electronic cigarettes are far less harmful than smoked tobacco. Whilst not risk free, based on the latest evidence available, electronic cigarettes carry a fraction of the risk of tobacco smoking. Those risks can be much reduced by only using regulated e-cigarettes and vaping liquids.

The purpose of this comprehensive guidance is to provide a South East public health consensus on electronic cigarettes, to help organisations develop their own policies and practice, ensuring a similar approach and communication messages on their promotion, regulation and advice. It steers through the latest evidence, best practice guidance, the relevant regulations and summarises the key communication.

Visit the Stop for Life Oxon website to read the full guidance.

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