NHS Warwickshire Stop Smoking Services

In line with guidelines issued by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) we became a smoke free trust from 1 January 2016. This means that you cannot smoke on any SWFT site.


Tobacco Dependency Service - support available while in hospital

In line with the long term plan, the Trust has a dedicated Tobacco Dependency Service. The team visit wards daily to support patients, who are an inpatient and smoke, to stop smoking. They also refer patients, when they are discharged, on to secondary services to enable them to continue their therapeutic plan.

If a patient has been receiving support from the Tobacco Dependency Service while they are being treated / cared for in hospital for a condition and they are then discharged for that condition, the Tobacco Dependency Team will refer the patient onto a secondary service within the community.

The Tobacco Dependency Team works very closely with the secondary services, communicating all patients plans and requirements. The patient will then receive three months support following on from their management plan, which was originally put in place in hospital. This holistic plan includes support and guidance over the phone three times a week, with medications been sent through the post. Behavioural therapy is tailored and delivered through the phone calls, specifically looking at triggers and habits and support and guidance with regards to nicotine addiction.

Fitter Future Warwickshire - support in the community

No one needs telling that smoking’s bad for your health (not to mention bank balance), but giving up is another matter. If you’ve tried quitting or always thought it was too difficult then Warwickshire County Council's Stop Smoking service is for you. People who’ve used this service don’t just quit in the short term, studies have shown they are four times more likely to quit for good. That’s because you get support and encouragement from your own stop smoking advisor.

The service offers:

  • 12 weeks of one-to-one support
  • Help with managing cravings and withdrawal symptoms
  • Free nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) products
  • Getting Smoking Free App
  • Delivered by a specialist stop smoking practitioner
  • Delivered in your area – face to face or digital

How to refer:

  • Call 0333 005 0092
  • Or text QUIT to 60777
  • Or complete the self-referral form here

Useful leaflets:

Visit Fitter Future Warwickshire for more information.