19th March 2012
Stop smoking service out in force to help kick the habit
The NHS East Sussex Stop Smoking Service were out in force at Conquest Hospital and Eastbourne DGH to help people kick the habit as part of a national campaign.
Information, advice and tips on quitting smoking, as well as a carbon monoxide test, were available to visitors, patients and staff to mark No Smoking Day.
No Smoking Day is a national event organised by the No Smoking
Charity that encourages smokers to give up by supporting them and
highlighting the many sources of help and advice available.
The NHS East Sussex Stop Smoking Service has delivered almost 4,000
stop smoking sessions since April 2011 and during that time has
supported over 2,500 people to quit smoking.
The service provides a wide range of information about how to quit,
such as the most appropriate stop smoking medicines, and gives advice
and tips on how to cope with withdrawal symptoms. Support is given in
various locations with sessions tailored to meet individual needs.
There are around 80,000 deaths each year in the UK as a result of
smoking related disease. As well as the danger to health, smoking is
also expensive with a person smoking 20 cigarettes a day spending over
£2,500 per year on cigarettes.
Every year over a million smokers use No Smoking Day to try to quit
and research shows you are four times more likely to successfully quit
with the help of NHS services.
For more information about the East Sussex Stop Smoking Service call 0800 9178896 or log onto: www.stopsmokingineastsussex.co.uk