To coincide with World No Tobacco Day 2023 – 31st May, the HSE Meath Health Promotion and Improvement (HP&I) team are delighted to announce the start of a new stop smoking service in County Meath. Improving the health and wellbeing of Ireland’s population continues to be a national priority and a key element of Sláintecare reform. The HSE Health Promotion and Improvement team are delivering stop smoking services in a continued effort to support a Tobacco Free Ireland. More information can be found here about the Tobacco Free Ireland Programme.
HSE Stop Smoking Programme
We aim to reduce the long term health impact caused by smoking through a client focused, structured standard treatment programme which includes one to one support – face to face, online or over the phone. The HSE Stop Smoking Programme provides intensive behavioural support delivered over a minimum of 9 sessions. Clients may be eligible up to 12 weeks FREE Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT, medical card holders can access FREE NRT via their GP.)
- Session 1: Pre-quit Assessment
- Session 2: Quit Date
- Session 3: 1 week post Quit Date
- Session 4: 2 weeks post Quit Date
- Session 5: 3 weeks post Quit Date
- Session 6: 4 weeks post Quit Date
- Additional follow up at 12, 26 and 52 weeks post Quit Date
How to Refer?
Our stop smoking clinics are open to everyone and referrals can be made in a number of ways:
- GP/Practice Nurse/Health Professionals – via Healthlinks, phone or by emailing the attached referral form to either [email protected] or [email protected]
- Self-referral by calling Claire 087 452 8454 or Kate 087 451 2808
- HSE Quit Line
Location of clinics
Face to Face clinics are currently being held weekly in Kells and Navan.
Supporting people to stop smoking
We hope by Making Every Contact Count (MECC) you and your team can encourage people to make healthier choices and inform them about or refer them to our service.