People in Wakefield 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 Wakefield Stop Smoking Service are encouraging any Wakefield residents to get in touch withthem and get help from their team of specialist stop smoking advisors.
Wakefield 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.
Sandra Wilson, service manager for Wakefield Stop Smoking Service said: “Our specialist NHS advisors really can help you change your life. Over the past three years we have helped over 5,300people in Wakefield 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.”
The team also has community based stop smoking advisors available in over 70 locations across the city.
To contact the team please visit www.wakefieldstopsmokingservice.co.uk or call 01977 465449. Alternatively you can visit the stop smoking team by dropping in at the Quit Shop on Northgate in Wakefield city centre.