11th June 2012
shop opens to give health advice
new one-stop shop offering free support to people who want to stop smoking and
other health advice has opened in St Leonards-on-sea.
Rudd, MP for Hastings and Rye, along with Councillor
Jeremy Birch, Leader of Hastings Borough Council, officially launched the new
service at the walk-in health advice shop in London Road.
shop was funded by Hastings Borough Council and is run by the NHS in East Sussex to give local people easy access to a range of
stop smoking services. This includes free, friendly and expert support and the
opportunity to access a range of nicotine replacement therapy.
and information on other health and well-being services, including sexual
health, mental well-being, Health Trainer services and alcohol and substance
misuse services are also on offer.
sessions to help people stop smoking will be run and appointments for clients
wishing to access support from the local Health Trainers team will be
smoking clinics will be held at the shops on Mondays between 12pm and 3pm,
Wednesdays between 9am and 12pm and Fridays between 9:30am and
Williams, Stop Smoking Service Manager and Service Lead, said: “Half of all
smokers will die from a smoking related disease and on average a lifelong smoker
loses around ten years of their life expectancy. That is why the NHS in
East Sussex continues to work hard with our
partners to develop services like this new shop.”
For more information visit www.stopsmokingineastsussex.co.uk