Lancashire’s Quit Squad, the local NHS stop smoking service, is ready to connect with smokers who are about to take the step to begin their New Year quit attempt this January.
The main ‘big three’ reasons for quitting in January are:
- Better health – quitting can reduce chance of lung disease, heart disease and cancer
- Family – children who have parents or carers who smoke are more likely to smoke themselves
- More money – quitters who smoke 20 cigarettes per day can save up to £80 per week*
Tracy Sutton, Quit Squad Manager said: “New Year is a peak time for smoker’s seeking support with a quit attempt and the team is ready to connect with people to help and advise them on the best route. Our specialist advisors will discuss your smoking habits and behaviours, support you to make changes and become smokefree. We are an e-cig friendly service and can support you if you decided to use one to help you quit. We are currently providing telephone support and smokers have free access to digital support via My Quit Route
“If you want to make a fresh start, we will be with you every step of the way for better health and a better you. Quitting smoking will mean you have more energy, improved health for you and your family and more money in your pocket – the three big reasons to give it a go.”
Quit Squad is commissioned by Lancashire County Council.
County Councillor Sue Whittam, lead member for health, said: “Stopping smoking is one of many great ways to improve your health.
“Quit Squad offers specialist support and you’re much more likely to be able to stop for good with the help and advice the service provides.
“If stopping smoking is your New Year’s resolution, get in touch with Quit Squad today.”
Quit Squad provides support to smokers in Lancashire over the age of twelve. The service offers specialist advice and support to understand your smoking habits, triggers and advice on nicotine replacement therapy (NRT). This combined approach increases your chance of quitting. We can also offer advice about e-cigarettes as a quitting aid. You are three times more likely to quit with specialist advice than quitting alone so let us help you make a fresh start this January
To contact the team please call 0800 328 6297 and for stories of people who have been helped by the service visit the Quit Sqyad website.