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Quit smoking this October with the help of Stoptober

11 October 2018

Rushcliffe Borough Council and Rushcliffe Clinical Commissioning Group are saying quit smoking this October with the support of the Stoptober campaign.

Representatives attended a health day at British Gypsum in East Leake on October 9 to listen and chat to staff from one of the Borough’s largest employers and offer support and practical advice to help them quit smoking.

Deputy Leader of the Council Cllr Debbie Mason visited the event and emphasised the importance of the dangers of smoking continuing to be made aware to smokers.

She said: “It is great to be working with Rushcliffe CCG to promote Stoptober, highlighting the harmful effects of smoking whilst providing a range of support to residents to help them quit.

“The health event at British Gypsum was really well delivered by our colleagues at the CCG and allowed staff to gain lots of information on well-being related issues and gain a positive outlook on how they can improve their day to day health.”

Dr Neil Fraser, GP in East Leake and lead for Long Term Conditions in Rushcliffe also attended the health event.

He said: “Smoking is the leading cause of preventable and premature death in England here in Rushcliffe and 1 in 10 people smoke, so local promotion of the Stoptober campaign is really important.

“Residents that hope to stop smoking are four times more likely to quit if they get support from the local stop smoking service, who can provide a range of free nicotine replacement therapies such as patches, sprays and gum. Visit https://www.smokefreelifenottinghamshire.co.uk/.”

For more information on the Stoptober campaign, visit their website at: https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/for-your-body/quit-smoking/stoptober/

Smokefreelife is the free stop smoking service for residents of Nottinghamshire and provides support for residents through a variety of methods such as face to face, online and telephone support.

Residents can also call Smokefreelife on 0115 772 2515 or text QUIT to 66777.