Cannabis and quitting smoking
Cannabis is the most widely used illicit drug in the UK. It comes in a variety of forms and can be smoked, eaten or vapourised. For the facts about Cannabis visit:
For anyone attempting to quit smoking tobacco, continuing to smoke cannabis may well hamper the chances of a successful quit attempt. In fact, using cannabis is associated with an increased risk of starting smoking and the risk of relapse after quitting.
If you're looking to quit smoking tobacco, the best thing for your quit attempt is to completely stop smoking both cannabis and tobacco. Even in the long-term, a return to using cannabis puts you at high risk of relapsing back to tobacco smoking.
There are lots of self-help and support services available to help to stop smoking cannabis.
- For tips on how to stop smoking cannabis, visit the With you website.
- To assess your cannabis use, its impact on your life and how to make changes if you want to, visit the Know Cannabis website.
- To find out how safe your cannabis use is and for tips on reducing risk, visit the Safer Use Limits website.
There are a range of support options available to help you to stop using cannabis:
- You can always talk to your GP about stopping or reducing cannabis use.
- Marijuana Anonymous UK is a free self-help group that supports people to stop using marijuana using the basic 12 Steps of Recovery founded by Alcoholics Anonymous with a range of regular face-to-face and online support groups. You can call them on 0300 124 0373 (callback service).
- West Sussex DAWN provides drug and alcohol support to West Sussex residents of all ages: