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Smokefree Knowsley events to help smokers give up

by Laura Johnston

Events are taking place to help smokers in Knowsley prepare to make a quit attempt in the run up to the annual Stoptober campaign.

Smokefree Knowsley, Knowsley’s stop smoking service, will be out and about around the borough providing support and advice to anyone wanting to quit smoking:

  • Wednesday 20 September, Morrisons, Kirkby, 1pm to 4pm
  • Wednesday 20 September, Volair Huyton with the CRUK roadshow, 1pm to 4pm
  • Friday 22 September, Halewood Centre, 1pm to 3pm
  • Wednesday 27 September, Huyton Village Centre, 11am to 2.30pm
  • Wednesday 27 September, Parry’s supermarket, Stockbridge, 2.45pm to 4pm
  • Friday 29 September, Tesco Prescot, 1pm to 4 pm

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.

Anyone who registers to quit with the service between Monday 25 September and Monday 2 October will be in with a chance to win £30 Love2Shop vouchers if the attempt is successful. 

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. Even if you’ve tried before and didn’t manage don’t give up on quitting because you can do it. Many smokers try several times before they succeed.

 

“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.”

Giving up has many benefits

Stopping smoking brings multiple benefits to health, some immediate and others that build over time. These include being able to breathe and having more energy  and longer term your risk of having a heart attack is reduced.

There are financial benefits too, the average smoker can save around £2,000 a year when they quit.

It’s never too late to stop smoking and with the right support you’re up to three times as likely to quit for good.

For support, advice and free tools to quit smoking from Knowsley Stop Smoking Service call 0151 426 7462, text quit to 61825 (normal network charge) or visit the website: www.smokefreeknowsley.org.uk