Helping hand with kicking the habit

Stop Smoking Day at Eastbourne DGH
Stop Smoking Day at Eastbourne DGH
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SMOKERS were given information on how to kick the habit at the DGH as part of a national awareness day.

Experts were on hand to give out advice and tips on quitting as well as offering a carbon monoxide test to visitors, patients and staff to mark No Smoking Day.

The UK-wide event is organised by the No Smoking Charity which encourages smokers to give up by supporting them and highlighting the many sources of help and advice available.

And in East Sussex more than 2,500 people have been helped kicking the fags into touch since April 2011.

A spokesman for the hospital said, “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 a person smoking 20 cigarettes a day spending more than £2,500 per year on cigarettes.”

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