Help to quit smoking

SMOKERS in Wiltshire are being urged to prepare to give up cigarettes for good on No Smoking Day next Wednesday.

One in five UK adults smoke, including 17 per cent in Wiltshire. But studies show around two thirds of smokers want to quit.

This year’s No Smoking Day has a V for Victory theme, which organisers hope will 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.

The Wiltshire Stop Smoking Service will be providing free Health MOTs and stop smoking support and advice at County Hall, Trowbridge from 10.30am to 3pm on No Smoking Day.

Maggie Rae, Corporate Director at Wiltshire Council said: “No Smoking Day is a great opportunity for us to encourage and support smokers in Wiltshire to quit alongside hundreds of thousands of other people across the UK.

“We know that quitting isn’t easy but we want to reassure smokers that support is available to them and that they can win the battle against cigarettes.” Services to help people give up smoking are available across the county.

For more information go to nosmokingday.org.uk.

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