Smokers in Knowsley are being encouraged to take the first step towards quitting for good as part of a 28 day campaign, starting on 1 October.
Research shows that if you stop smoking for 28 days you are five times more likely to quit for good.
If you would like to make a fresh start at quitting, you can contact the Knowsley Stop Smoking Service to discuss your needs with a specialist stop smoking advisor to set a quit date.
The specialist stop smoking service advisors will help you plan and cope with the challenges of quitting and you should remove cigarettes and tobacco from your home, car and work. You also will be encouraged to tell family and friends about your plan to quit so they can support and help you on your quit journey.
Cllr Eddie Connor, Knowsley Cabinet Member for Public Health, Wellbeing and Customer Services said:
“We understand that most people who smoke want to stop, but many find the task too daunting. This campaign is the perfect opportunity to inspire smokers in Knowsley to quit for good.
“With support, smokers are more likely to succeed in their quit attempt. Our stop smoking service is here to help you through a range of support and resources.”
If you would like to quit smoking contact Knowsley Stop Smoking Service by calling 0800 3247111 or 0151 426 7462, visit the website www.readytostopsmoking.org.uk or visit your local pharmacy.