Getting support with QuitRight

When you stop smoking, good things start to happen: you can begin to see almost immediate improvements to your health.

If you live, work, study or are registered with a GP in Waltham Forest, you can get free, confidential advice, information, and support to help you stop smoking. Quitting using QuitRight will greatly increase your chances of becoming smoke-free.

QuitRight, funded by the Council, is a service provided by Queen Mary University of London for smokers and smokeless tobacco users who wish to quit. It includes:

  • A 12-week plan with support from a trained practitioner
  • Free Nicotine Replacement Therapy and free e-cigarettes
  • Telephone and/or digital support. Face-to-face help may also be available.

A translation service is available.

Drop-in clinics

QuitRight host drop-in and phone clinics in Waltham Forest at the following places and times:

  • Leyton Family Hub: Thursdays, 1pm to 5pm 
  • Leytonstone Family Hub: Wednesdays, 10.30am to 1.30pm 
  • Walthamstow Family Hub: Tuesdays, 9am to 12.30pm
  • Chingford Family Hub: Tuesdays, 2pm to 4pm
  • Telephone clinics: Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays (5 to 7pm), Fridays (5 to 6pm)

Additional Support: Stop smoking London (SSL)

You can also find assistance on the Stop Smoking website, a service dedicated to help you customise your quitting journey.

Amongst other services, SSL also provides:

Telephone support

For callers including pregnant smokers; you will receive calls from a trained advisor who can give you personalised advice and support on how to stop smoking. 

Text messaging service

Receive daily tips, reminders and encouraging text messages as you successfully stop smoking for good. 

The Stop Smoking London website and text service are also available in Polish, Turkish, Romanian and Urdu.

The website has an option to “read aloud”.


Contact details

Opening times

Monday: 9am to 8pm Tuesday: 9am to 8pm Wednesday: 9am to 8pm Thursday: 9am to 8pm Friday: 9am to 8pm Saturday: 11am to 4pm Sunday: 11am to 4pm