Thinking about stopping

It's up to you whether or not you decide to stop smoking.

If you’re reading this page, the chances are you’re thinking about stopping too.

When thinking about stopping, it sometimes helps to understand why you smoke in the first place. We asked some smokers their reasons for smoking and have put together a list – Why do you smoke?
Maybe you can identify with some of these reasons.

Thinking about quitting is the first step on the journey to becoming a non-smoker.

Why not take our test – What stage are you at? – and find out what you should do next.

Help and support

There is free specialist advice available to help you quit smoking. Stop smoking support services, through GP practices and community pharmacies, are available across Northern Ireland – search for those close to you. You can also order a free Quit Kit today. The Quit Kit is full of useful tools to help you quit.