Boxer delivers knockout blow to smoking

Boxer Clinton Wood giving smoking a knock-out blow by helping to open Sheffield Quit Stop shop in the city centre with the Lord Mayor of Shefffield Coun Alan Laws.
Boxer Clinton Wood giving smoking a knock-out blow by helping to open Sheffield Quit Stop shop in the city centre with the Lord Mayor of Shefffield Coun Alan Laws.
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SMOKERS in Sheffield who want to ‘knock out’ the habit can get a helping hand from a new support centre - officially opened by boxing champion Clinton Woods.

The former IBF light heavyweight world champion, from Gleadless, cut the ribbon at the new Charles Street stop-smoking shop as the country marks National No Smoking Day today.

The service is offering free weekly vouchers of nicotine replacement therapy to the first 200 smokers who sign up to quit up until March 31.

Claire Holden, Sheffield Stop Smoking service manager, said: “We’ve already seen a great number of people come through the Quit-Stop doors that are using NHS support to help them quit for the first time.

“Anybody can drop in and speak to a trained adviser about hints and tips for quitting, or decide on a quit date and sign up to receive some support.

“We were delighted to welcome Clinton and expect his attendance to result in a flurry of new quitters.”

The Sheffield Stop Smoking Service helped over 3,000 smokers to quit for a minimum of four weeks last year and the Quit-Stop aims to help more smokers this year.

It is open six days a week including Saturday morning and some late evenings and provides both a drop in and appointment service.

n Call the service on 0800 068 4490, or text QUIT15 to 88020 to speak with a trained stop smoking adviser. Visit www.sheffieldstopsmoking.org.uk for more information about services.