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.
A nurse may provide health advice, care for wounds, remove stitches and give vaccinations. If necessary, the nurse can refer the patient to a doctor.
Non-urgent treatment must be provided within certain set periods. In daytime on weekdays, patients must be able to contact a health centre immediately either by telephone or by visiting the centre. Calls must be returned without delay, in practice on the same day.
The need for treatment may be initially assessed over the telephone, but the patient must be assessed within three days at the latest. The necessary treatment must be organised within a reasonable delay, which means no more than six months.