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Are you taking part in Stoptober?

by Emily Maguire

When you stop smoking, good things start to happen — you can begin to see almost immediate improvements to your health.

So this October, join the thousands of smokers committing to quitting. Stop smoking for 28 days and you’re five times more likely to give up for good.

It’s much easier to stop smoking when you get the right support and there are lots of options to choose from.

Smokefree Knowsley, Knowsley’s stop smoking service, can support your over the phone, video or face to face. A Stop Smoking Advisor will develop a personalised plan aligned to your needs.

You can also find out more about services available, or access support from Knowsley Stop Smoking Service by calling 0151 426 7462, texting quit to 61825 (normal network charge) or visiting the website: www.smokefreeknowsley.org.uk.

The Smokefree Knowsley team also have a number of drop-in events where you go go along and speak to an advisor. They are taking place on:-

  • 11 October 2023 at Whiston Hospital from 1pm until 4pm
  • 18 October 2023 at ASDA Huyton from 1pm until 3pm

If you prefer you can use your local pharmacy stop smoking services. Please contact your local pharmacy for more information.

Cllr Christine Bannon, Knowsley Council Cabinet Member for Health, said “Stopping smoking is one of the best things you can do for your health. It also brings other benefits too, including saving you money.

“Quitting is easier with the right support and Knowsley’s stop smoking service offers specialist support for Knowsley residents to quit smoking, including those who are pregnant.

“It’s never too late to stop smoking and with the right support, you’re more likely to quit for good.”