Help and advice on how to quit smoking will be available from the local NHS stop smoking service at Pontefract Bus Station as part of the run up to this year’s No Smoking Day, 14th March.
Members of the Wakefield stop smoking service will be on hand at Pontefract Bus Station on Wednesday 15th February from 10am – 4pm offering advice and support about stopping smoking, hoping to help people set their day to quit as No Smoking Day.
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 on how to stop smoking. They also help with access to nicotine replacement therapy such as patches or lozenges, Zyban and Champix to help smokers who choose to quit smoking.
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.
Specialist stop smoking advisor Katie Barnett said, "This is a great opportunity for us to raise awareness of the help available to local people and hopefully get as many people onboard by No Smoking Day. The smoking team will be giving out information on all the support that is available to help you succeed in becoming a non-smoker in 2012."
Local people are invited to come along to the information stand or to drop into the Quit Shop in Wakefield before No Smoking Day and get ready in advance for their quit day.
If you live in or around Wakefield, and would like to know more about this free service contact the specialist stop smoking service on 01977 465449. Alternatively you can drop in to the Quit Shop, 21 Northgate, Wakefield Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 9.30am – 4pm and Saturdays from 9.30am – 3.30pm.