Smoking cessation groups
- Public service
The City of Helsinki smoking clinic organises smoking cessation groups where people share their experiences on how to stop smoking. Groups are organised at different health stations.
Smoking is the greatest lifestyle-related cause of morbidity and mortality. In addition to increasing the risk of cancer, smoking also increases the risk of cardiovascular diseases. Quitting smoking is a key part of the prevention and treatment of diabetes, hypertension, coronary artery disease, asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
You can register for the smoking cessation group by calling the clinic's appointment booking number, 040 334 7459, 040 836 1840 or 040 754 9686.
The services of the smoking clinic are free of charge.
To whom and on what terms
The service is only for citizens of Helsinki.
Nurses give health advice, wound care and vaccinations and remove stitches, etc. If necessary, the nurse can refer the patient to a doctor.
Non-urgent treatment must be provided within a set period. During business hours, patients must be able to contact a health centre immediately by telephone or visiting the centre. Calls are returned without delay, usually on the same day.
The need for treatment may be initially assessed over the telephone, but the patient must be assessed within three days from the contact. The necessary treatment must be organised within a reasonable delay, within 3 months.