NHS in Rotherham urge people to give up for good on World No Tobacco Day


People in Rotherham 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 Rotherham Stop Smoking Service are encouraging people to get in touch withthem and get help from their team of specialist stop smoking advisors.

Rotherham Stop Smoking Service is provided by the South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. The Trust provides a range of mental health, learning disability, health improvement and community services in Barnsley, Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield, as well as the stop smoking service in Rotherham.

Simon Lister, service manager for Rotherham Stop Smoking Service said: “Our specialist NHS advisors really can help you change your life. The service is free, friendly and confidential and is available to everyone. I would urge anyone who wants help to stop smoking to get in touch with us. We provide expert advice and specially designed stop smoking support programmes that suit you.”

To contact the team call 01709 42244 or email stopsmokingservice@rothgen.nhs.uk. Alternatively you can visit the stop smoking team by dropping in at the Quit Shop on Bridgegate.

NHS in Rotherham urge people to give up for good on World No Tobacco Day

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