Barnsley specialist NHS stop smoking service, run by South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, is offering hope to people who have ‘stop smoking’ as their New Year’s resolution.
Smoking still remains the biggest cause of premature death in England, accounting for 80,000 deaths a year with half of all long-term smokers dying prematurely from a smoking related disease.
To encourage people to quit, Barnsley’s stop smoking service is supporting the new NHS Smokefree Health Harms campaign which delivers a powerful message about the damaging effect that toxins from smoking have on the blood, lungs, heart and brain. The campaign also highlights the free support available to help people quit successfully.
Zoe Styring, Barnsley NHS stop smoking service manager said, “68% of smokers tell us they want to stop smoking and more people each year make an attempt. We really want encourage people to make a fresh start in the New Year. Figures show that you’re four times more likely to quit smoking for good if you use NHS stop smoking services, so we urge local people to access the free support and advice provided by our service.”
Barnsley’s specialist NHS stop smoking service provides individually tailored and flexible support over the phone or face-to-face with friendly teams who have experience in helping many people to go smoke-free.
If you live in Barnsley, and want to know more about this free service contact the specialist stop smoking service on 01226 737077, or visit www.stopsmokingbarnsley.nhs.uk. You can also find the service on Facebook by searching for Barnsley-NHS-Stop-Smoking-Service or follow the team on Twitter: @barnsleystopsm1.