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NHS in Doncaster urge people to give up for good on World No Tobacco Day

A woman smoker.

A woman smoker.

People in Doncaster are being urged to kick the habit and give up smoking on World No Tobacco Day (31 May).

The event is being organised by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and aims to raise awareness of the dangers of smoking and the damage it causes. Tobacco use is a major cause of coronary heart disease, lung and other cancers, and respiratory diseases, particularly Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).

To help people kick the habit the Doncaster Stop Smoking Service are encouraging people to get in touch with them and get help from their team of specialist stop smoking advisors.

Doncaster Stop Smoking Service is provided by the South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. The Trust provides a range of mental health, learning disability, health improvement and community services in Barnsley, Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield, as well as the stop smoking service in Doncaster.

Simon Lister, service manager for the Doncaster Stop Smoking Service said: “Our specialist NHS advisors really can help you change your life. With our help and support you are four times more likely to stop smoking successfully. We offer a wide range of support sessions at times and locations to suit you. I would urge anyone who wants help to stop smoking to contact us and book an appointment.”

ndTo contact the team call 01302 640064 .Alternatively you can visit the stop smoking team by dropping in at the Quit Shop at Ease Laith Gate House.

 

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