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East Lancashire smokers urged to quit in New Year
9:19am Thursday 3rd January 2013 in News
EAST Lancashire smokers have been urged to give up to save money and their health.
The message came at a time when thousands of local smokers aim to quit as part of their New Year’s resolutions.
Free support is available to smokers through Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust’s ‘Quit Squad’ and through NHS Quit Kits, available from local pharmacies.
The call to quit follows a hard-hitting New Year Department of Health campaign that features TV ads showing a tumour growing on a cigarette as it is smoked, which is designed to show that every cigarette is potentially harmful.
Julie Trezise, from East Lancashire’s Quit Squad, said: “We want to help as many people as possible in East Lancashire to kick the habit this January.
“There is a wide range of support available, including our local stop smoking services, who last year helped almost 4,000 people in East Lancashire successfully quit.
“Everyone wanting to stop smoking will be offered advice and support to help them in their quit attempt.
“If you’ve been thinking about quitting, now is the time to do it.”
Contact the Quit Squad on 0800 3286297 or 01254 380424 or visit www.quitsquad. nhs.uk