People in Sheffield are being urged to kick the habit and give up smoking today on World No Tobacco Day.
The day 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 Sheffield Stop Smoking Service are encouraging any Sheffield residents to get in touch withthem and get help from their team of specialist stop smoking advisors.
Sheffield 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 Sheffield.
Claire Holden, service manager for Sheffield Stop Smoking Service said: “Our specialist NHS advisors really can help you change your life. Over the past five years we have helped over 12,000people in Sheffield stop smoking for good. We offer tailored advice to help you stop smoking in a way that suits you.”
“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, specially designed stop smoking support programmes and can help smokers access a wide range of smoking cessation medication including nicotine replacement therapy products.”
Valerie Breamused the Sheffield Stop Smoking Service to help quit smoking and hasn’t looked back since: “Now I have quit my breathing is better than it has been for years. The quality of my life has improved. Don’t try to quit on your own – get expert help!”
The team also has community based stop smoking advisors available in over 70 locations across the city.
To contact the team visit www.sheffieldstopsmoking.org.uk or call 0800 068 4490. Alternatively you can visit the stop smoking team by dropping in at the Quit Shop on Charles Street in Sheffield city centre.