Smokers across Calderdale are being urged to take the first step towards quitting smoking for good on national No Smoking Day on Wednesday 11 March.
Yorkshire Smokefree, which is run by South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust offers free stop smoking advice and support to people across the region. They are calling on smokers to get in touch and make 11 March the day you quit for good.
To mark the day expert advisors from Yorkshire Smokefree in Calderdale are holding a drop in session at Beechwood Health Centre in Halifax for anyone thinking of stopping smoking.
Members of the public can drop in anytime between 12pm and 2pm where specialists will be on hand to answer any questions, offer a free carbon monoxide reading and explain how they can help you quit, your way.
The team will also be talking about their new free ten week course ‘Go smoke free! The stress less way’ which helps people who have struggled to quit smoking due to stress quit for good.
Andrea Cadwell, service manager at Yorkshire Smokefree Calderdale said, “We’re really looking forward to speaking to lots of people, spreading the word about No Smoking Day and encouraging people to pledge to make it their day to quit.
“With support from our expert NHS advisors you are four times more likely to quit successfully and best of all our support is free!”
Yorkshire Smokefree offers smokers the choice of telephone, face to face and online advice using a new online support programme. Smokers can now access expert support 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
To find out more about Yorkshire Smokefree Calderdale, visit www.yorkshiresmokefree.nhs.uk or call 0800 6120011 (free from landlines) or 0330 6601166 (free from most mobiles).