People in Doncaster urged to take advantage of stop smoking services

Picture of a man smoking.
Picture of a man smoking.
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Doncaster smokers, who are looking to quit, are being urged to take advantage of the help available to help them give up.

This comes after a new Doncaster stop smoking service was launched in September last year.

People who live or work in Doncaster can contact the Yorkshire Smokefree service for free expert advice, face to face, over the telephone or online, and stop smoking products to help them quit.

Yorkshire Smokefree have also opened a new stop smoking shop at 40 Scot Lane, in Doncaster town centre, so people can pop in to find help to quit smoking for good.

Coun Tony Corden, Doncaster Council Cabinet Member, said: “We know the idea of giving up smoking can be daunting, but the Yorkshire Smokefree service can help.

“People can get advice all year round over the phone, online or in person, whatever they feel more comfortable with.

“The new year is a great time to take the first step to stopping for good.

“Evidence shows that if a smoker can go 28 days without a cigarette, they are five times more likely to stay permanently smoke-free. Quitting smoking can be a difficult process but successfully quitting has significant health, social and monetary benefits.”

It comes as Public Health England’s new campaign is raising awareness of the harm smoking does to your whole body.

The hard-hitting new nationwide adverts show a hand-rolled cigarette with rotting flesh instead of tobacco, with the message that smoking rots you from the inside out.

The adverts highlight how smoking has a degenerative effect on the whole body, similar to the effects of rot.

Call Yorkshire Smokefree on 0800 612 0011(free from landlines), 0330 660 1166 (free from mobiles) or visit www.yorkshiresmokefree.nhs.uk .