|Make Smoking A Thing Of The Past|
Let your successful resolution this New Years Eve be giving up the fags
Now that the festive season’s almost over, more and more people are turning their attention to their health. If you are a smoker, there’s one thing you can do that will make a huge difference to your wellbeing. Give up. Giving up smoking will not only dramatically improve your health, but could save you so much money; you will not even notice that those Christmas bells have stopped jingling!
We know that stopping smoking is not as simple as it sounds, so NHS Wandsworth runs a series of drop-in clinics across the borough designed to help you quit, whilst keeping you motivated. As well as offering quitters regular support and information, stop smoking advisors can help them find the right nicotine replacement products which will make giving up easier. Research also shows smokers are four times more likely to stop smoking for good, when they use their local stop smoking service.
Velena Gilfillian, Deputy Director of Public Health, said:
“During this time the average 20 a day smoker will have saved over £22,000. Given all these benefits, there’s really no reason not to give up. Last year, NHS Wandsworth helped more than 1,200 people quit smoking. This year, we want to increase that figure and get as many residents as possible to stop smoking for good.”
December 29, 2010