Sheffield’s Stop Smoking Service, which is provided by South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, is encouraging local people to give up cigarettes for good on No Smoking Day.
This year’s No Smoking Day will take place on Wednesday 12 March and is part of a national 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, people in Sheffield are invited to attend an open day at the city centre drop in service – the Quit-Stop, 39 Charles Street, to find out what help is available to support them quit for good. The Quit-Stop is open on No Smoking Day from 8.30am – 7.00pm.
Sheffield’s specialist NHS Stop Smoking Service provides individually tailored and flexible support with friendly advisors who have experience in helping many people to go smoke-free. Stop smoking advisers will be on hand to offer support on quitting with ‘no pressure, no obligation, just information’.
Claire Holden, Sheffield NHS Stop Smoking Service manager said, “We really want to encourage people in Sheffield to come along to our open day to 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. Smokers are four times more likely to quit smoking for good with expert friendly support from a local service.
“Stopping smoking is the single best thing people can do for their health and No Smoking Day is a great opportunity for Sheffield smokers to join thousands of other smokers across England in giving up smoking for good.”
If you live in Sheffield, and want to know more about this free service contact the stop smoking team on 0800 068 4490, visit the website at www.sheffieldstopsmoking.org.uk or find the team on Facebook by searching for Sheffield Stop Smoking Service . Alternatively, call into the Quit-Stop – the city centre drop in service at 39 Charles Street, just off Pinstone Street.