Doncaster smokers to be given a helping hand to quit

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Smokers in Doncaster will be given a helping hand to quit for the 31st annual National No Smoking Day next month.

The town’s Stop Smoking Team are pressing home the message that help is available for people wanting to kick the habit.

This year’s event takes place on March 12 and in Doncaster last year, 1,243 people quit –including 103 pregnant women – with the help of Doncaster’s Stop Smoking Service.

Worldwide, over 10 million people still smoke and around 100,000 people die each year from smoking related causes.

This year the team, part of Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust, will be promoting support on offerto help people quit.

They will be at Eatons Cooper Lighting and Safety on Wheatley Hall Road to make the site totally smoke free and encouraging staff to stop.

They will also be at DRI Women’s Hospital and in the antenatal clinic at Mexborough Montagu.

Amanda Capper, Doncaster Stop Smoking manager, said: “Smokers are four times more likely to stop with the help of a health professional.

“There are a wide range of products that can help smokers deal with withdrawal symptoms and advisers can help decide the one that fits with their lifestyle.

“Smokers will find their health will start to improve quickly when they stub out their final cigarette.”

n Call 01302 640064 or drop in to East Laith Gate House, East Laith Gate, Doncaster for help.