A new stop smoking service has been launched in Sheffield this week, and Sheffield Wednesday Football Club star Stevie May is backing the campaign to help smokers quit their way with tailored support.
Yorkshire Smokefree, which is run by South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, offers quitters the chance to choose support in person, on the phone, or online using its innovative online support programme.
Smokers in Sheffield can choose to access just one of the methods of support or all three to increase their chances of successfully quitting. The service is free, flexible and run by NHS experts who have already helped thousands of people across Yorkshire to stop smoking.
Stevie said: “I’m proud to support Yorkshire Smokefree in helping as many people in Sheffield to quit smoking as possible. Quitting smoking has so many benefits to your health including making it easier to breathe and seeing an increase in your energy levels.
“Staying fit and healthy is important to us as football players. By getting help from Yorkshire Smokefree, you increase your chances of kicking the habit and living a healthy life.”
Yorkshire Smokefree is also offering successful quitters the chance to win tickets for Sheffield Wednesday Football Club matches. Anyone who sets a quit date between 15 September and 15 October and has successfully quit after four weeks will be entered into a prize draw to win two tickets for Sheffield Wednesday vs Wigan on Saturday 29 November or Sheffield Wednesday vs Wolves on Saturday 13 December.
Yorkshire Smokefree’s new online quit programme is available 24/7 from computers, phones and tablets, and allows users to create their own personal plans, set a quit date and chat online with qualified advisors.
Telephone support is also available 7 days a week from qualified advisors who are on hand through extended opening hours to provide motivation and support either by phone or text.
Claire Holden, service manager at Yorkshire Smokefree in Sheffield, said: “Our tailored support means you can find a way of quitting that suits you. Having our online support available 24/7, convenient and local face to face support, and our friendly advisors on the end of the phone seven days a week means you’re more likely to quit with our continued and accessible advice.
“Giving up smoking benefits your life in so many ways – from improving your health to leaving you with a bit of extra money each month to do the things you enjoy. If you’ve been thinking about quitting for a while, or have been struggling to quit, contact us and we can help you quit for good.”
To find out more about Yorkshire Smokefree, visit www.yorkshiresmokefree.nhs.uk or call 0800 6120011 (free from landlines) or 0330 6601166 (free from most mobiles).