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Free summer drop-ins support a smoke-free life

2 July 2024

During July, local health professionals will be available on our community Health Bus and at weekly drop-in clinics to speak to you about free, personalised support to help you kick smoking for good.

Our friendly Stop Smoking Advisors will be out and about in the community during July to speak to you about the new - and completely free - Swap to Stop Scheme, which supports adult smokers to swap cigarettes for a free vape kit and 12 weeks of personalised behavioural support. 

The vape kit is a stop smoking aid that simulates tobacco smoking but poses a small fraction of the risks. The combination of using stop smoking aids and support from behaviour experts can be effective in reducing tobacco dependency. Swap to Stop is only available to adults who smoke regularly, and health experts advise that non-smokers should not start vaping.

If you do smoke - or know someone who does - it’s never too late to stop. Quitting has immediate benefits to your health, and your risk of a heart attack is even reduced by half after only one year. 

Dates and times

Come and have a chat with us to start your stop-smoking journey at one of the following opportunities.

Whitton Health Bus

Visitors to the Health Bus can receive a free blood pressure check, answers to questions about medications and healthy living tips from a local pharmacist.

Local charity The Mulberry Centre, will also be there to give out information on free local cancer support available, as well as signs, symptoms, and ways you can help reduce your risk.

  • Date: Thursday 11 July
  • Time: 12.30 to 5.30pm
  • Location: Heathfield Recreation Ground, Powdermill Lane, TW2 6EG 

Civic Centre drop-in clinics

Drop-in clinic details:

  • Date: Every Monday
  • Time: 10am to 3pm
  • Location: Twickenham Civic Centre, Ground floor, Reception entrance, TW1 3BZ 

Speak to an advisor

If you aren’t able to pop by our health bus or drop-in clinics, you can easily get in touch with a Stop Smoking Advisor by phone or email.

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Up to: July 2024

Updated: 4 July 2024

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