Awards recognise stop-smoking service

The East Sussex Stop Smoking team has been given the East Sussex Healthcare Trust's monthly staff award.
The East Sussex Stop Smoking team has been given the East Sussex Healthcare Trust's monthly staff award.

A STOP smoking service at the DGH has been praised for its good work in helping local people kick the habit.

Management at East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust picked out its county-wide stop smoking team as winners of the trust’s monthly staff award.

The service has delivered more 4,000 stop smoking sessions over the last year and, during that time, has helped more than 2,500 people to quit smoking.

A spokesman for the trust said, “The team never ceases to amaze me with inspiring ideas for new initiatives and thought-provoking campaigns. Each and every member of the team is dedicated and hard working.”

There are around 80,000 deaths each year in the UK as a result of smoking-related disease.

As well as the danger to health, smoking is also expensive with 20 cigarettes a day costing more than over £2,500 per year.

For more about about the East Sussex Stop Smoking Service call 0800 9178896 or log on to www.stopsmokingineastsussex.co.uk