A new stop smoking service has been launched in Calderdale which enables smokers looking to kick the habit to pick and mix their 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 Calderdale 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.
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 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.
Andrea Cadwell, service manager of Yorkshire Smokefree in Calderdale, said: “Quitting smoking can be difficult, but with Yorkshire Smokefree’s range of support, you can find a method that suits you and quit your way.
“After just two days, your taste and sense of smell improve and the harmful nicotine is removed from your body. Getting help to quit can make a huge difference, and our tailored support can set you on the right track to starting a smoke-free life.”
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).