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Smokers urged to cash in and give up cigarettes Brighton and Hove
5:10pm Wednesday 13th March 2013 in News
Smokers across Brighton and Hove are being urged to swap fags for swag by kicking the cigarette habit.
Teams from the Sussex Community NHS Trust (SCT) are using National No Smoking Day today to offer advice on how to stop smoking.
Giving up will help improve people's financial as well as general health.
Smokers are up to four times more likely to quit successfully with the support of the free NHS Stop Smoking Service.
Brighton and Hove Stop Smoking service manager Anna Fairhurst said: “When a 20-a-day smoker quits smoking they can save approximately £6.59 per day.
“That’s £46 a week and £198 a month.
“Quitting smoking isn’t easy but our support really does help.
“Our local advisors will provide you with free, expert advice, access to medication and support tailored to what you need.”
Members of SCT’s stop smoking service in Brighton and Hove will be at range of venues across the city today to provide information:
- British Heart Foundation shop, Western Road, Brighton
- Jubilee Square, Brighton
- Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital, Brighton
- Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton
- Hove Town Hall, Norton Road, Hove
- Moulsecoomb Health Centre, Hodshrove Lane, Brighton
People living in Brighton and Hove can call 01273 267397 to contact the stop smoking team, or visit www.nosmokingday.org.uk for more information.
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