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Sussex smokers get ready for battle on No Smoking Day
10 March 2014

Sussex smokers get ready for battle on No Smoking Day

Our stop smoking service is urging smokers in West Sussex and Brighton & Hove to prepare for battle and attempt to give up cigarettes for good on No Smoking Day which takes place on Wednesday 12 March.

This year’s No Smoking Day has a ‘V for Victory’ theme which is set to inspire hundreds of thousands of smokers to win the fight against cigarettes.

The campaign will help smokers on the road to victory, providing information, support and encouragement to put together a personal battle plan so that they are in the best possible position to make a successful quit attempt on the day.

Smokers are up to four times more likely to quit successfully with the support of the NHS Stop Smoking Service. The service is free, and is flexible, so it can be tailored to meet the needs of the individual smoker.

Brighton and Hove

People living in Brighton and Hove can call 01273 267397 to contact SCT’s stop smoking team.

Members of SCT’s stop smoking service in Brighton and Hove will visit a range of venues across the city on No Smoking Day offering informal advice and arranging appointments for anyone wanting to quit smoking.

Come and meet the team at a new weekly session at Terrence Higgins Trust offices on Ship Street on Wednesdays (11am – 12pm) and at various other sites throughout the city – see our website for dates and times.

The team will also have local advisors in pharmacies and GP surgeries across the county. Children and family centres have trained advisors or can access the stop smoking service via the centre throughout the year.

Anna Fairhurst,Brightonand Hove Stop Smoking service manager at Sussex Community NHS Trust, said: “The benefits of not smoking begin within hours of quitting and boost not just your health but your wallet too. My team and I will be encouraging smokers in Brighton andHove to think about taking up free NHS support to stop smoking and look at ways to save their money. When a 20 a day smoker quits smoking they can save approximately £6.59 per day. That's £46 a week and £198 a month!

“Quitting smoking isn’t easy but our support really does help. Our local advisors will provide you with free expert advice, access to medication and support tailored to what you need. There are group sessions, one-to-one support or phone advice – lots of options to support you as much as possible during your quit attempt.”

West Sussex

People living in West Sussex can call 0300 100 1823 to contact SCT’s stop smoking team.

Members of SCT’s stop smoking service in West Sussex will visit a range of venues across the county on national No Smoking Day offering informal advice and arranging appointments for patients and hospital staff that want to quit smoking.

Broadbridge Health Leisure Centre will be organising a cigarette amnesty on No Smoking Day and will offer a free exercise class to anyone who throws away their cigarettes.

Find out more about local stop smoking services in West Sussex on our website.

For more information on the benefits of quitting as well as top quit tips, visit http://www.nosmokingday.org.uk/