Help for smokers to kick the vile habit

THOUSANDS of people across Sussex have quit smoking as part of a NHS campaign – and Eastbourne residents are being urged to join them.

Across the county and neighbouring Surrey and Kent just under 30,000 have kicked the habit with the help of the Stop Smoking Service.

The NHS is offering locals individually tailored support, including a telephone helpline and group sessions, both in the community or even in the workplace.

Fiona Bower, of NHS South of England, said, “We offer free, expert local support that really works. We are experienced in helping people to quit smoking and we know what works.

What works for one individual will not necessarily suit the next and we are mindful of that when offering support and advice.”

The hope is that more people from Eastbourne will take advantage of the support.

Fiona Bower, from NHS South of England (East) said, “We offer free, expert local support that really works. We are experienced in helping people to quit smoking and we know what works.”

Professor Yvonne Doyle, regional director of public health, said, “If you are a smoker, why not go for gold this summer and sign up to a local service, you have everything to gain and the services are free, professionally run and successful.”

To find your nearest service phone 0800 0224332 or visit www.smokefree.nhs.uk.