Stopping smoking

Within 48 hours of stopping smoking your body is nicotine free, blood oxygen levels return to normal and your chances of having a heart attack start to fall.

FREE NRT - like patches or gum for eligible clients

How we can help you

Even if you are a casual smoker, heavy smoker, pregnant, young or old, have smoked for a long time or have tried to stop before but have gone back to smoking, we can help you.

We know everyone is different which is why we offer you and your family a range of practical, convenient stop smoking support to suit you and your lifestyle.

Face to face

  • Available in both 1-2-1 or group sessions at venues across the borough, including drop in sessions that require no appointment

Pregnant women and their families

  • We give pregnant women and their families 1-2-1 practical help and a positive focus to quit and can offer expert support and advice on using NRT safely while pregnant
  • We offer home visits or 1-2-1 support at a venue of your choice
  • Text: BUMP to 61825*

Smokefree families

  • We can help you make your car and home smoke free to give the children in your care the best start in life

Young people

  • Anyone aged 12-17 yrs can get confidential specialist help
  • Text: JUMP to 61825 (normal network rates apply)

At your pharmacy

Your GP

Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT)

  • Get patches, lozenges, gum etc.
  • FREE to eligible clients

Digital services

If you are ready to stop smoking but can't get to a face to face session every week you can access our FREE and easy to use digital services.

QuitPalQuitpal - Stop smoking mobile app

Download for free via the App store (external link) and Google play (external link)

A mobile phone app to help you stop smoking:

  • A 28-day stop smoking programme
  • Daily support and advice
  • Interactive tools including cost calculator and a reward system to motivate you
  • Information on the health benefits you are experiencing every week that you are smoke free.

Quit BuddyQuitbuddy - Text message stop smoking service

Text Wigan to 61825 (normal network rates apply).

SMS text support and information via your mobile phone including:

  • Motivating tips and advice
  • A 28-day stop smoking programme
  • Suitable NRT patches like patches and inhalators etc.

Quit Online

QuitONLINE

Visit www.readytostopsmoking.co.uk (external link)

Personalised support to quit in the comfort of your own home:

  • Motivating and useful information and advice via email
  • A 28-day stop smoking programme
  • Interactive tools including quit calendar and diary, cost calculator etc.
  • Suitable NRT patches like patches and inhalators etc.

What you say

"Quitting smoking is one of the best things I’ve done. I could not have done it without HealthyRoutes - they supported me all the way and watching my carbon monoxide (CO) levels come down each week really motivated me"

Drop in and appoitments

  • Wigan, 8-10 Crompton Street, Wigan, WN1 1YP
  • Leigh, 65 Bradshawgate, Leigh WN7 4NB

Opening hours

Opening hours: Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm, Tuesday 1pm - 5pm (Wigan venue 1pm - 6pm) and Saturday 10am - 2pm (Leigh venue 9am - 1pm).

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