A new stop smoking service has launched this week helping smokers across Yorkshire to 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 Barnsley, Calderdale, Doncaster, Rotherham, Sheffield and Wakefield 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.
Dave Ramsay, deputy director of operations, said: “Our new Yorkshire Smokefree service unites our local services and allows us to offer an even broader range of support and expertise than before, including our unique online quit tool, videos and live chat. Anyone thinking of quitting – or who has tried before – just needs to get in touch so we can help tailor support to their lifestyle. Whether it’s in one of our local quit shops, on the phone with our trained advisors, or online with our 24 hour support programme, people can find a way to quit that suits them.”
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).