September 30th, 2014 | News, Partner News | 0 Comments
Research shows that people who manage to stop smoking for 28 days are five times more likely to stop for good, and four times more likely to do it with support from an NHS stop smoking service.
Throughout Stoptober, the SUPPORT team will be offering free and friendly, one-to-one advice on the best ways to stopping smoking to anyone living in Sefton.
Colette Kearney, Stop Smoking Coordinator for Sefton’s SUPPORT Team says:
“This October we’re encouraging as many people as possible across Sefton to take up the Stoptober challenge and to successfully stop smoking with support from our team.
“We know that stopping smoking is one of the single most important things you can do to improve your health, but it can be very hard to do without the right help.
“The good news is that it’s much easier when you do it with support from an NHS stop smoking adviser, so we want to invite anyone considering taking part in Stoptober to get in touch with our team for help and advice.
“Our advisers can help you put together a personal plan to help you stop, and can advise you about Nicotine Replacement Therapy and other products that can help curb your cravings. Or if you’re not ready to stop just yet, we can also help you to reduce the amount you are smoking, as a first step towards stopping completely.”
She adds, “You can sign up to start the Stoptober challenge at any point during October, and can get as much or as little support as you need from our team to help you stay on track.”
To contact Sefton’s Stop Smoking Service (SUPPORT) for help or advice, please call: or visit: www.healthysefton.nhs.uk
You can also find the team on Facebook at facebook.com/SeftonSupport or follow them on twitter @seftonSUPPORT for tips and advice.
For more information on Stoptober, visit: https://stoptober.smokefree.nhs.uk