People in Sheffield are being offered free leisure centre passes as a reward for quitting smoking this New Year.
Those who seek help from the Sheffield Quit-Stop, which is run by the Sheffield stop smoking service, and quit successfully after four weeks will receive a one month Sheffield International Venues (SIV) leisure centre pass.
Smokers who would like the chance of receiving a free leisure pass must visit the team’s Quit-Stop at 39 Charles Street, Sheffield. Passes will go to the first 80 clients who set a quit date and successfully quit at four weeks with support from a Quit-Stop adviser.
The Quit-Stop offers a free drop-in service where anyone can speak to a trained stop smoking adviser to help them on their way to quitting. The Quit-Stop also offers information about medications that are available to help smokers to quit and is open 6 days per week, including late Wednesdays and Saturday mornings. The Quit-Stop is in the city centre, just off Pinstone Street, only 2 minutes walk from the Town Hall.
The promotion is valid from 4th to 31st January 2012, or when all the passes are given out. The first 80 smokers to quit successfully for four weeks through an adviser in the Quit-Shop will receive the pass to use in any of the SIV leisure centres. This includes Ponds Forge, Hillsborough, Concord and EIS Sheffield and Don Valley Stadium.
Service manager Claire Holden said, "As most people’s New Year resolutions are to get healthy and quit smoking, this scheme is a great way to tackle both at the same time. People are four times more likely to stop smoking with the help of their local NHS stop smoking service, which can provide motivation and help to get on the right track. We hope people will take advantage of this great incentive."
For more information about the scheme drop-in to the Quit-Stop at 39 Charles Street, Sheffield or call the Quit-Stop on 0800 068 4490.