National No Smoking Day to offer quitting help to smokers across Essex

PUBLISHED: 09:05 06 March 2017 | UPDATED: 09:06 06 March 2017

Stop smoking advisors

Stop smoking advisors

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With an estimated 43,103 smokers in West Essex, this Wednesday (March 8), the National No Smoking Day campaign is hoping to help smokers break the habit and quit.

Smoking is still the nation’s highest cause of premature and preventable death, hugely costly both to smokers and to the National Health Service.

The Essex Stop Smoking campaign is part of the Essex Lifestyles service and is urging people to get in contact if they want to break the habit and help themselves get into a healthier lifestyle.

Free and confidential, the service has already helped long term smokers quit successfully, putting together packages of support to help each individual.

Ellen Van Gemmert, who runs the Stop Smoking campaign said: “Quick wins such as saving money and fresher breath will be followed by long term rewards for both your mental and physical wellbeing.”

The Stop Smoking Service is available Monday-Friday on 0300 303 9988 or by email at provide.essexlifestyles@nhs.net.

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