If you want to give up the ash in favour of more cash, why not
join more than a million people who stop smoking each year on No
Smoking Day, Wednesday 13th March.
This year's theme is 'swap fags for swag' and urges smokers to
consider the financial benefits of quitting. The average 20 a
day smoker would save over £7 a day, £49 a week, £210 a month and
£2555 a year if they were to quit.
More than 60% of smokers want to stop and plan a quit date yet a
recent survey suggests that only 20% are aware of the support
available from the Stop Smoking Service. More than a third of
smokers planning a quit go 'cold turkey' without the use of any
support or medication but this has been shown to be the least
effective method as 97% of smokers who try this approach will be
smoking again within one year. The Stop Smoking Service
provides an evidence based service that utilises both medication
and behavioural support to help people stop smoking for good.
In the last 15 months over 200 members of staff at UHND & DMH
accessed support from our Specialist Stop Smoking Advisors based on
site and 68% successfully quitting smoking.
For help and advice contact the Stop Smoking Service on 0191
'The treatment I have received from all the staff has been
excellent and could you extend my thanks to them all. A very
thankful and relieved patient'.
Patient, Dermatology Outpatients Department, University Hospital
of North Durham