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1 in 6 adults in Gedling, smoke. Can you kick the habit?

Smokers in Gedling were being urged to prepare for battle and give up cigarettes on ‘National No Smoking Day’ – Wednesday 12 March. But residents don’t need one day as an excuse to give up!

Around 15% of the adult population in Gedling, smoke – this is less than the national average but still suggests that around 1 in 6 people living there are full time smokers.

This year’s No Smoking Day had a ‘V for Victory’ theme, designed to inspire hundreds of thousands of smokers to compete and win the fight against cigarettes.

The campaign intends to help smokers combat their need for nicotine, by providing motivational support and inspiration from others also trying to combat the same addiction.

NHS Nottingham North and East Clinical Commissioning Group is backing the impulsive drive, by urging smokers to seek professional support, by calling the Quit line telephone service provided by UK charity QUIT. To find out more, visit www.quit.org.uk.

No Smoking Day is a great opportunity to encourage and support smokers to quit, alongside thousands of other people across the UK.

It isn’t easy to quit, but support is readily available – the battle against cigarettes can be won. Support is crucial to helping smokers on the road to victory, and towards a healthier and wealthier smoke-free life.

The annual campaign is run by the British Heart Foundation (BHF), who managed to get around 1 million people to stop smoking last year.

For information about stop smoking services near to you call 0800 389 7712 or Local 01623 848868 or text LEAF to 80800
and a member of the team will call you back or email the team at:NewLeaf@nottshc.nhs.uk

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