This year’s No Smoking Day will take place on Wednesday 12 March and is part of an initiative provided by the British Heart Foundation. This year the theme is ‘V for Victory’ which aims to encourage people to win the fight against smoking.
To help smokers on the road to victory, advisers from Barnsley’s stop smoking service will be at an information stall in Barnsley Town Centre on No Smoking Day (12 March) from 10.00am – 3.00pm offering information and advice along with Carbon Monoxide readings. Local people are invited to come along and speak to the advisors to find out what help is available to support them quit for good.
Zoe Styring, Barnsley NHS stop smoking service manager said, “We really want to encourage people in Barnsley to come along and get free information and advice on successfully quitting. We know that two thirds of people want to quit, but find it hard, that’s why we’re on hand to help. People are four times more likely to quit smoking for good with expert friendly support from a local service.
“Quitting smoking is the single best thing people can do for their health and No Smoking Day is a great opportunity for people to join thousands of other quitters in attempting to give up smoking for good.”
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.