Smokers urged to quit on No Smoking Day
SMOKERS interested in quitting are being urged to use No Smoking Day as their moment to stop.Health bosses from NHS Great Yarmouth and Waveney are inviting anyone thinking of quitting to contact their Stop Smoking Team and begin their journey as a non-smoker.
SMOKERS interested in quitting are being urged to use No Smoking Day as their moment to stop.
Health bosses from NHS Great Yarmouth and Waveney are inviting anyone thinking of quitting to contact their Stop Smoking Team and begin their journey as a non-smoker.
Vicki Snelgrove, tobacco control commissioning advisor for NHS Great Yarmouth and Waveney, said: 'No Smoking Day on Wednesday is an ideal time to quit.
'Our Stop Smoking Team offers free support for those people keen to quit who may keep toying with the idea but never get round to it. Why not say from Wednesday you have quit and use our free services to help you.'
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Every year more than a million people quit on No Smoking Day.
Ms Snelgrove added: 'It often takes several attempts to stop but you're not alone - those who have successfully quit were in the same place as you now.
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'Don't stop trying as you will notice improvements to your health, have more energy, more money, stop premature aging, have whiter teeth reduce your stress levels and find that your sense of taste and smell improves. And that's just about you - stopping smoking is also about your family and those around you.
'Do you really want your children thinking smoking is an acceptable thing to do? We know youngsters who have parents that smoke are far more likely to smoke when they're older.'
NHS Great Yarmouth and Waveney's Stop Smoking Service offers free support and anyone signed up is able to get nicotine replacement therapy and access to stop smoking medication at the cost of a prescription - just over �7.
Smokers can call 01493 452067 or text QUIT to 65000 to find out more or go to their local pharmacy, GP surgery, walk in centre or community and health centres to sign up.
Ms Snelgrove added: 'Using the service and getting nicotine replacement therapy and stop smoking medication through the team is far cheaper than you'll pay over the counter in a supermarket or chemist and the team offer flexible support and one-to-one help.
'Smokers are four times more likely to quit if they do it through a NHS service.'
If you are thinking about stopping smoking text Quit to 65000 or call 01493 452067.