Smokers in Lancashire are being urged to make No Smoking Day (10 March) the day to start their ‘smokefree’ journey by contacting the Quit Squad, your local stop smoking service, for support to quit.
In Lancashire, there are around 133,000 adult smokers and Quit Squad is here to provide specialist advice and support if you want to quit.
Whether this is your first attempt or you want to try to quit again, Quit Squad can support you. No matter how long you have smoked for and no matter how many cigarettes you smoke a day, you can do it.
Some of the benefits of quitting are immediate whilst others are longer-term and it’s not just your physical health that gets the benefit of a ‘smokefree’ life.
Quitting also benefits your mental health by improving your mood and helping relieve stress, anxiety and depression. Financially, on average, a smoker who smokes 20 cigarettes per day would save at least £340 per month by quitting.
Tracy Sutton, Quit Squad Manager, explains: “National No Smoking Day is a great opportunity to set your goal to stop smoking so let us take the stress out of quitting for you. By connecting with Quit Squad, you have access to our free advice and support as well as a range of stop smoking products. This combination means you are up to three times more likely to quit than if you try to quit on your own.
“We know that quitting smoking can be stressful and can feel like a big challenge but you don’t have to do it alone.
“Connect with us and together we can help you become smokefree.”
To contact the service, call 0800 328 6297 or visit the Quit Squad website www.quitsquad.nhs.uk.
Support is available by telephone and for additional support there is also digital online support through the ‘My Quit Route’ app, which can be downloaded via the App Store or Google Play.