Provide access to high quality support to quit smoking

Our plan to address this step:
  • Enhanced smoking cessation support pathway
  • Increased quit provision
  • Increased pharmacy support services
  • E-cig quit support (regulated dedicated outlets)
Tracking progress:
  • Increase in four week quits
  • Reduction in referral to treatment time
Who is involved:
  • All Health and Wellbeing Board partners
  • Community pharmacies
  • Retail sector

Can you help?

We rely on the support from organisations and individuals to help us deliver our goals. We are on the look out for more partners who are able to support this step. Please email [email protected] or [email protected] to find out more.

Now is the time to act. Together we can make Newham a healthier borough.


Newham changemaker

Angela works for East London NHS Foundation Trust as a consultant in public health to better understand the health needs of the local population and examine some of the causes of poor health and wellbeing such as smoking. She works with the council and mental health service users to explore how people with poor mental health can be better supported to quit smoking and remain smoke free.

“Data shows that compared to the general population people experiencing poor mental health are much more likely to smoke and don’t do as well in community stop smoking services. If mental health service users get the support they need to quit smoking we know it will improve their health almost immediately and improve their finances as well. In the long term we know this will help close the gap of 20 years in life expectancy between people experiencing serious mental health problems and the general population. Smoking is the single biggest factor causing this difference.”

– Angela Bartley, Consultant in Public Health


Newham changemaker

Bahia and the team at Jetsol Pharmacy support local residents to stop smoking.

“We aim to give the best support to our residents. We play a crucial role in motivating them to quit for good. We explain to them the principles of nicotine, what cigarettes contain and how it harms their health to enable them to make an informed choice about quitting. Stopping smoking brings a lot of benefits to the health – it improves blood circulation, lowers blood pressure and allows a better lung function.”

– Bahia Gherabli, Team Leader, HLC, Stop Smoking Advisor, Jetsol Pharmacy

Contact us

Get in touch to find out how you can support the borough’s drive to be healthier.

We are on the look out for organisations and people in our community who are thinking differently, challenging the norms, trying new things and looking at ways they can help Newham be a healthier borough.

If you think you can help, we’d love to hear from you, email [email protected]

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