Smoking Cessation

What we do

‎Going into hospital, whether for an operation or due to another health reason can be a very stressful time and you may not think this is a good time to quit. However, it can be an excellent time to quit, as you are out of your normal routine and it is an opportunity to break the cycle of addiction to nicotine in tobacco.

St. James’s smoking cessation service is available to all hospital patients and staff who wish to stop smoking. Our goal is to provide the support and advice to quit tobacco use for good. The service is free of charge.

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These services include:

  • Individual inpatient and outpatient consultations and follow-up support after hospital stay
  • Stop smoking programme

The Stop Smoking Programme offers assistance with smoking cessation, including behavioural counselling to break the psychological dependence on tobacco products.
The clinic is conducted by a nurse trained in smoking cessation counselling. The programme is based on relevant best-practice guidelines. The programme consists of one-to-one sessions that are tailored to meet your needs.

Click on the following links for further information:

Why quit smoking?

Am I addicted?

Why Stop Smoking before Surgery?

Contact Details

Tel:  (01) 4103580

Postal Address:
CResT Directorate,
St. James's Hospital,
Dublin 8

Title Name Phone Email 

Clinical Nurse Specialist Smoking Cessation

Carmel Doherty  (01) 4103580 cdoherty@stjames.ie

Referral Procedures

Patients usually require a referral from one of the Consultant teams to the smoking cessation service

For further Information please contact:

Carmel Doherty, Clinical Nurse Specialist Smoking Cessation

01- 4103580
cdoherty@stjames.ie

Further Information

More information can be obtained from:

  • www.quit.ie
  • National Smokers’ quit line 1850 201 203
  • Facebook.com/HSEquit