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Three steps to stopping smoking

Posted on the 1st December 2015

Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust"s Quit Squad has helped hundreds of people to take the first steps to a healthier lifestyle by quitting smoking, so call or refer today to get started!

Over 30 thousand people across the North West quit smoking last month which meant the region had the second largest amount of sign ups in the country. You are five times more likely to quit smoking for good with the help of the Quit Squad so make the first three steps today:

  1. Check out www.quitsquad.nhs.uk
  2. Click on the map to find out where your local stop smoking session is and enrol
  3. Register your details online to receive free advice and tips to keep you on track

Smoking continues to be the major preventable cause of disease and premature death in the country and costs the NHS an estimated £2.7 billion each year. Quitting smoking results in countless benefits including:

  • Improved fitness
  • Improved breathing
  • Enjoying the taste of food more
  • Reduced risk of some cancers and heart and lung disease.
  • More money
  • Improved appearance of skin and teeth

Julie Trezise, Quit Squad Service Manager at Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust said:

"It"s great to see how many people have quit smoking this year, but it"s also important to continue the hard work. Our team is on hand to help all year round so we encourage anyone thinking of stopping smoking to get in touch. You can stop smoking any time at any age to experience almost immediate benefits to your health so start you"re journey to a healthier you, now!"

To contact the team you can freephone 0800 328 6297 or call 01254 283370 or 01772 644474. You can also visit their website for more information at www.quitsquad.nhs.uk