Giving up smoking? Help is at hand…
advice to local residents wanting to quit
If you live in Hounslow, Ealing or Hammersmith & Fulham, you can get free help from the NHS Smoking Cessation Team. The smoking cessation service is run by trained staff, who work with local people on a one-to-one and group basis, to help ‘coach’ them through the process of giving up.
Gordana Djuric, Director of Public Health at Hounslow Primary Care Trust, said:“Smoking is a hard habit to break and people who are trying to give up often need professional help. If you’re serious about stopping smoking – either in the New Year or at any other time – it’s worth using the smoking cessation service. It won’t cost you anything and it may save your life.”
Getting on to the scheme is easy – just contact your GP or local pharmacist and ask to be referred to the smoking cessation service. Or you can contact the service direct on 020 8321 2321.
The service offers:
• A combination
of intensive motivational support with the use of Zyban or NRT (Nicotine
Replacement products such as patches, gum etc.)
January 2, 2004