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No Smoking Day 9th March 2011

Posted by StreetSafe on February 24, 2011

Thousands of smokers across the country are taking the opportunity of No Smoking Day – Wednesday 9th March – to quit smoking.

Smokers are much more likely to succeed in their quit attempt if they begin planning in good time, setting a quit date, getting all the support and information they will need in advance by going to Free NHS stop smoking services or Pharmacies and visiting No Smoking Day’s website dedicated to smokers – http://www.wequit.co.uk.

So why not make No Smoking Day your Time to Quit? You can kick the habit with the help and support that is available. Those who do stop smoking on 9 March will gain health and financial benefits in next to no time, including:

•Feeling fitter and having loads of energy to start that healthy lifestyle – not feeling out of breath when the dog takes you for a brisk walk!

•Saving loads of money – giving up a 20-a-day habit is like a £44 a week pay rise!

Locally organisers from Barrow Borough Council, NHS Cumbria and other organisations are hosting an event in Barrow Indoor Market on Wednesday 9th March from 10am-2pm. Smokers can have their carbon monoxide levels monitored and receive free information on quitting.

In addition passes for a free swim or an aerobics/dance or spin class at the Park Leisure Centre will be available for anyone speaking to an advisor on the day. For those people who wish to use exercise as a motivational tool to quit an advisor from the Leisure Centre will be on hand to discuss options and offer discounted memberships.

In addition to the Indoor Market event display materials will be available in local venues including the Dock Museum, Forum, Town Hall, Dalton Leisure Centre and the Park Leisure Centre. Advisors will also be speaking to quitters in other local settings to raise awareness.

22.6 % of adults in the area smoke and research has shown that over two thirds of them would like to quit. No Smoking Day provides an excellent opportunity for them to do that. By using the support available on No Smoking Day and throughout the year you can significantly increase your chance of success.

Full details of what is on:-
Multi agency-Barrow Indoor Market 10am – 2pm.
Smokers can have their carbon monoxide levels monitored and receive free information on quitting.
In addition passes for a free swim or an aerobics/dance or spin class at the Park Leisure Centre will be available for anyone speaking to an advisor on the day. For those people who wish to use exercise as a motivational tool to quit an advisor from the Leisure Centre will be on hand to discuss options.

Cumbria PCT
The Stop Smoking Service Advisors and Stop Smoking in Pregnancy Advisors, will be doing marketing Initiatives with No Smoking Day resources.

Barrow Sixth Form College
There will be a National Stop Smoking Day event in the Sixth Form College for students, using display materials and resources.

Duke Street Surgery
No Smoking Day Display in the GP Surgery, encouraging patients to think about quitting.

NHS Cumbria
National No Smoking Day Displays and activities in 7 secondary schools in Furness; Dowdales, St Bernard’s, Walney,
NewBridge House, Furness Academy North,Furness Academy South and George Hastwell.

NHS Cumbria
No Smoking Day Fair over lunchtime at Ulverston Victoria High School in partnership with Stop Smoking Service Advisor

NHS Cumbria
National No Smoking Day activities and awareness raising with COPD clients/patients. Advisors from the COPD support team will also be involved in the event at Barrow Indoor market, offering CO2 tests to those willing/wanting to have one.

The Croftlands Trust
National No Smoking Day activities and awareness raising with clients.

Mind in Furness
National No Smoking Day activities and awareness raising with clients.

Further information and help, please click here

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