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Would you like to quit smoking for good? There are a range of quit options for you to choose from to set you on your smoke-free journey.

If you want to stop smoking, there are four free services available in Medway that can help :

  • one-to-one specialist support
  • a free quit smoking app
  • specialist online support
  • text to quit messaging service

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Support, seven days a week

You’re up to four times more likely to quit successfully with the help of a specially trained stop smoking advisor.

Drop-in sessions are run across Medway and at the Smokefree Advice Centre at 2-2a Railway Street, Chatham, ME4 4JL.

There’s no need to book for the Smokefree Advice Centre sessions:


10am - 5pm


10am - 5pm


10am - 5pm


10am - 5pm


10am - 5pm


Extra advice sessions run across Medway - these sessions should be booked in advance.

Call 01634 334 800 to book your place.


Old Strood Library Building, 32 Bryant Road, Strood

Every Monday 5pm - 6.30pm

Walter Brice Centre, Tilley Close, Hoo

Every Monday 3.15pm - 4.15pm

Lordswood HLC, Sultan Road, Chatham

Every Thursday 6pm - 7pm

Hook Meadow Community Centre, King George Road, Walderslade

Every Monday 6pm - 7pm

Balmoral HLC, Balmoral Gardens, Gillingham

Every Wednesday 5.30pm -7pm

Holy Trinity Church Hall, Twydall Lane

Every Tuesday 6pm - 7pm

Rainham Millenium Centre, Gatekeeper Chase, Rainham

Every Wednesday 5.30pm - 7pm

Smoking in pregnancy

Free eight week course

Blooming Bumps is a free, specially designed eight week course for expectant mums who smoke.

Topics covered from week to week:

  • tips for bonding with your baby, even before they are born
  • smoking and the impact it can have on you and your baby 
  • managing stress and anxiety
  • eating healthily 
  • feeding your baby 
  • first aid for your baby
  • looking after your baby  

Booking your place is free - call 0800 234 6805 for information on the next course.    

One-to-one support

There is the option to have one-to-one appointments across Medway, including home visits – this specialist support is free and confidential.

Call 0800 234 6805 or 07990 583 195 for an informal chat with Fareeda, Smokefree’s Smoking in Pregnancy specialist.

You can also email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or text QUIT to 81025.

Get in touch

For local information and advice on how we can help you to stop smoking, call 01634 334 800 or 0800 234 6805, or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Need help in another language?

Call the Smokefree National Helpline for free on 0300 123 1044 (0300 123 1014 minicom), and ask to speak to an interpreter for the language you need.

The helpline is open 9am-8pm Monday to Friday and 11am-4pm on Saturday and Sunday.

Join our health network  

Quitting can be easier when you’re not doing it alone – you can access 24/7 health advice and connect with people who live near you and want to quit by joining the Health Unlocked network Visit for more information