Helping local pregnant women in Wakefield to kick the habit
For one week in December the Wakefield QUIT4U2 team will be visiting children’s centres across Wakefield and the Five Towns area to raise awareness of the help they can give to young pregnant women to stop smoking before their baby is born.
The team QUIT4U2 is a local, free NHS stop smoking service for pregnant women to support them to quit smoking and stay quit once their baby is born.
The team can help young women quit in their own time and provide advice and encouragement to stay smoke free as well as tips on how to cope with cravings and prescriptions for products to help stop smoking.
Between Monday 5th – Friday 9th December the QUIT4U2 team will be at:
• Monday 5th December 2.00pm – 4.00pm – Sunbeams children centre, Lupset, WF2 8RH • Tuesday 6th December 9.30am – 11.30am – Butterflies children centre, Normanton, WF6 1BB 1.00pm – 3.00pm – Castle children centre, Wakefield, WF1 5NU • Wednesday 7th December 9.30am – 11.30am – Ash Tree children centre, Castleford, WF10 5AX 12.00pm – 1.30pm – Havercroft children centre, Havercroft, WF4 2BE 1.30pm – 3.00pm – Oakhill children centre, Featherstone, WF7 5JB • Thursday 8th December 9.30am – 11.30am – Airedale children centre, Castleford, WF10 3JJ 2.00pm – 4.00pm – Pinmoor children centre, Wakefield, WF1 3SQ • Friday 9th December 11.00am – 1.00pm – Little Owls children centre, South Kirkby, WF9 1JS 2.00pm – 4.00pm – Stanley children centre, Wakefield, WF3 4JB
Lisa Hay, stop smoking advisor said, "People don’t have to book to come along to any of the sessions, they can just drop in. Our friendly team will be on hand to answer any questions, offer carbon monoxide testing and hand out free quit kits to anyone that signs up to receive support from our service.
"Giving up smoking is the single most effective way you can improve your health, especially when you are pregnant and I would encourage young women to come along and find out how they could join the hundreds of women in Wakefield who have successfully quit smoking with our help and are enjoying the benefits."
You can contact the QUIT4U2 team at any time for more information on 01977 465449 or visit www.quit4u2.com