Free support to help quit smoking offered to people in Telford and Wrekin.

This No Smoking Day 13 March, residents of Telford and Wrekin who are interested in quitting for good don’t have to do it alone.

Telford & Wrekin Council’s Healthy Lifestyle team have specialist stop smoking advisors available to help, with free personalised one-to-one support to residents who get in contact.

The service gives people the tools and confidence to stick to their stop-smoking goals with personalised one-to-one support either over the phone or in person. They also provide information on the local support available and can advise on the correct use of nicotine replacement therapies.


Cllr Kelly Middleton Cabinet Member for healthy, safer& stronger communities and partnerships said “If you are seriously committed to giving up smoking get in touch with the stop smoking advisors from the Healthy Lifestyle service. I would recommend this flexible service as I have used them myself, it was great to know someone was there supporting me every step of the way.


“I tried to quit smoking before I contacted the team and was unsuccessful. It was only after I had support from Lindsey, my stop smoking advisor that I started to see results.


"She was lovely and did a fantastic job keeping me on track and reminding me of my motivation to want to stop smoking. 


"I am proud to say I have been smoke free for two years now.”


Catherine Sixsmith, a stop smoking advisor at Telford & Wrekin Council, said:

"Everybody's quit is different, and everybody's expectations are different, so we tailor our support to peoples needs to find the right way to achieve their goals.


"Speaking to one of our stop smoking advisors and getting support boosts your chances of quitting - you're up to three times as likely to succeed. The team can arrange an appointment time to suit you, now with options for evening appointments”. 


If you live or work in Telford and Wrekin, the Healthy Lifestyles team can offer you confidential one-to-one support for free. They have helped hundreds of people to quit smoking in Telford and Wrekin and stay quit. Speaking to a Stop Smoking Advisor on a regular basis will give you the tools and confidence to stick to your stop-smoking goals as well as access to local support and advice.


Book an appointment online visit the Healthy Lifestyles webpage


Or you can email: healthylifestyles@telford.gov.uk or telephone: 01952 382582





 

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