People in Barnsley are being urged to kick the habit and give up smoking on World No Tobacco Day (31 May).
The event is being organised by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and aims to raise awareness of the dangers of smoking and the damage it causes.
Tobacco use is a major cause of coronary heart disease, lung and other cancers, and respiratory diseases, particularly Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).
To help people kick the habit the Barnsley Stop Smoking Service are encouraging people to get in touch withthem and get help from their team of specialist stop smoking advisors.
The Barnsley Stop Smoking Service is part of the healthy lifestyle service, which is provided by the South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. Theyprovide a range of advice and information to local people including a successful weight management service.
Zoe Styring, healthy lifestyle service manager for Barnsley said: “Our specialist NHS advisors really can help you change your life. Last year we have helped over 2000 people stop smoking for good. We offer tailored advice to help you stop smoking in a way that suits you.”
“Stopping smoking is just one step in the journey for many of our clients. We also provide advice on healthy lifestyle choices and work with our weight management colleagues to help people stop smoking and lose weight. It really is about changing your life.”
The team run clinics across the Barnsley area with help available in the Darton, Royston, Cudworth, Hoyland and Goldthorpe areas.
To contact the team visit www.stopsmokingbarnsley.nhs.uk or call 01226 737077. Alternatively you can visit both the stop smoking and weight management team by dropping in at the Quit Shop on Eldon Street in Barnsley town centre.