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Wednesday, 15 July 2020 - 5:02am

Get help and support to quit smoking with the help of Stoptober


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There is still time to for residents to get help and support to quit smoking from the Stoptober campaign and local stop smoking service say Rushcliffe Borough Council and Rushcliffe Clinical Commissioning Group.

Deputy Leader of the Council Cllr Debbie Mason emphasised the importance of the campaign and that the dangers of smoking need to be continually publicised.

She said: “Even though October is almost over, there is still a chance for residents to get support to quit smoking from Stoptober and the local smoking cessation service, Smokefreelife.

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“It is vital that residents are made aware of the harmful effects of smoking but also that there are services that can help them quit the habit for good.”

Dr Jeremy Griffiths, GP in West Bridgford and Clinical Lead for Health and Wellbeing, Prevention and Lets Live Well in Rushcliffe said: “The Stoptober campaign provides a wealth of guidance to help residents to stop smoking, and those that seek support from their local stop smoking are four times more likely to quit for good.

“On the Stoptober website, residents can get a free personal quit plan and the Smokefreelife service can provide measures including a range of free nicotine replacement therapies such as patches, sprays and gum. Visit https://www.smokefreelifenottinghamshire.co.uk/.”

For more information on the Stoptober campaign and to get your personal plan, visit: https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/for-your-body/quit-smoking/stoptober/

Smokefreelife is the free stop smoking service for residents of Nottinghamshire and provides support for residents through a variety of methods such as face to face, online and telephone support.

Residents can also call Smokefreelife on 0115 772 2515 or text QUIT to 66777.

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