Get help to stop smoking this Ramadan

  • Published: 16.03.2023

This Ramadan, the NHS Race and Health Observatory and British Islamic Medical Association have developed a new infographic to encourage smokers to use the Islamic holy month to seek support and quit smoking.

Fasting is an ideal time to seek help, reduce and finally stop smoking cigarettes and taking associated chewing stimulants such as khat, betel quid and paan. Instead, users of these substances are encouraged to reach out and access free support from NHS Stop Smoking Services.

The NHS Quit Smoking app is also free and available to download for 28 days to help maintain this behaviour, before and after the fast.  Use your local NHS stop smoking, cessation services, free support is readily available all year round.

Find your local Stop Smoking Service via NHS.UK

The Asthma and Lung UK website also has lots of advice to help you stop smoking.

Ramadan: Stop smoking infographic