Wakefield residents urged to have a smoke free New Year


We all know smoking is bad for our health, but did you realise how bad it was for your bank balance? Someone who smokes 20 cigarettes a day will spend more than 40 thousand pounds over the next 20 years on cigarettes alone!

With the help of your local NHS stop smoking service you can quit the habit for good and within a few weeks you’ll already notice a difference in your health and bank balance.

Figures show you’re four times more likely to quit smoking for good if you use NHS stop smoking services and as soon as you stop your body will begin to repair the damage caused by cigarettes, so it’s never too late.

The Wakefield Stop Smoking is part of the local health improvement service, which is provided by the South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. The team offers free friendly support. They can also help with access to nicotine replacement therapy such as patches or lozenges, Zyban and Champix to help smokers who choose to quit smoking.

Specialist stop smoking advisor Narda Howard said, "Smoking not only damages your health, it is also damaging to your finances, with the average packet of 20 cigarettes costing more than £6. It’s easy to overlook the cost of smoking but if you smoke 20 cigarettes a day, you are spending more than £40 a month on smoking, about £2,200 per year. At the same time as letting your bank balance recover, the body has an amazing ability to heal itself. Within minutes of stopping smoking every organ starts repairing damage and the risk of serious illness is reduced. With our professional support we can get someone on the right track to giving up smoking for good!"

So why not put quitting smoking at the top of your New Year’s resolution list!

If you live in Wakefield, and would like to know more about this free service contact the specialist stop smoking service on 01977 465449

Wakefield residents urged to have a smoke free New Year

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