Stop smoking teams at supermarkets
SMOKERS keen to quit can sign up for a free stop smoking service at their Waveney supermarkets.NHS Great Yarmouth and Waveney's Stop Smoking Team will be based at supermarkets and in public areas throughout the next few weeks.
SMOKERS keen to quit can sign up for a free stop smoking service at their Waveney supermarkets.
NHS Great Yarmouth and Waveney's Stop Smoking Team will be based at supermarkets and in public areas throughout the next few weeks.
Smokers who are thinking about stopping can talk to the team about quitting and find out more the service.
Sue Trohear, Specialist Stop Smoking Advisor from NHS Great Yarmouth and Waveney, said: “You are four times more likely to quite if you do it with the help of the NHS.
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“The Stop Smoking Team is a dedicated service offering flexible support and one to one help. We also offer Tuesday evening sessions at our office in Police Station Road in Lowestoft and at Gorleston Library as well as telephone support.”
The service is free, but smokers can also get nicotine replacement therapy and access to stop smoking medication at the cost of a prescription.
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Mrs Trohear added: “If we feel nicotine patches or similar are appropriate we can offer two week's worth to the person for the price of a prescription, just over �7 - so coming to us is saving money rather than just going it alone.”
The face to face sessions information sessions will be taking place in supermarkets and public places over the next few days.
The team will be in the Britten Centre, Lowestoft tomorrow, in Asda, Lowestoft on Tuesday, Great Yarmouth market place on Wednesday, Asda in Lowestoft on Thursday and Friday until 1pmand the Britten Centre next Saturday.
The team will also be out and about in the area throughout February.
Vicki Snelgrove, Tobacco Control Commissioning Advisor for NHS Great Yarmouth and Waveney, said: “It's really important for us to be out and about in the community so people can see what we have to offer.
“The service is about tailored support for the individual.”