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7 January 2013, 06:00
Free advice and support is being given to people in Suffolk who want to quit smoking.
Live Well Suffolk have just started their latest campaign.
In 2012, over 4,000 smokers successfully quit for good thanks to Live Well Suffolk’s team of trained stop smoking advisors and the healthy lifestyles service is looking to help a higher number in the coming 12 months.
Smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in Suffolk with nearly one in five adults smoking. It is estimated that half of those will die prematurely as a result of their habit.
Speaking of the new stop smoking campaign, Tim Roberts, Director of Live Well Suffolk, said: “We are working hard to support all of those smokers in Suffolk who are struggling to stop and we want to increase the numbers of people we help this year. You are four times more likely to succeed with our help than if you go it alone, so we encourage anyone who is thinking of quitting to get in touch.”
Live Well Suffolk offers a variety of free specialist stop-smoking support throughout county, available either as one-to-one or group based sessions. There are also tailored stop smoking sessions for pregnant mums, dads and families. During each session,smokers have the opportunity to speak confidentially to trained advisors and learn how to deal with nicotine cravings.
By taking part in the Live Well Suffolk programme smokers are eligible for over £100 worth of free nicotine medication (prescription charges may apply) or other medication.
For more information about Live Well Suffolk’s range of stop smoking clinics across the county or to register for a one-to-one appointment, please phone 01473 229292 or see www.livewellsuffolk.org.uk/quit