WISBECH: Advice available at today's market for people wanting to quit smoking
SMOKE Free East is today holding an event in Wisbech with smokers face-to-face, providing advice for those who want to quit. Face2Face advisors, made up of staff from Cambridgeshire Stop Smoking Services, Camquit, will be at Wisbech Market. The event is p
SMOKE Free East is today holding an event in Wisbech with smokers face-to-face, providing advice for those who want to quit.
Face2Face advisors, made up of staff from Cambridgeshire Stop Smoking Services, Camquit, will be at Wisbech Market.
The event is part of Smoke Free East's Face2Face campaign, which aims to encourage smokers to give up smoking and to seek the best support from NHS stop smoking services.
A team of advisors will be going out into the community to talk to smokers about the range of support available to help them quit.
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In 2007, 60 people died from lung cancer in Fenland. In the Cambridgeshire Primary Care Trust (PCT) catchment area, 261 people died from lung cancer in the same period, compared to 74 deaths in the Peterborough PCT catchment area.
Beelin Baxter, Regional Tobacco Policy Manager for the East of England, said: "We know that lots of smokers want to give up smoking for many reasons. Some of them have tried giving up using different methods but were not successful.
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"NHS Stop Smoking Service is different. It offers free support from highly-trained advisors and advice on best treatment tailored to individual smoker.
"Many smokers have benefited from this excellent service and have quit successfully. So why not come along and see for yourself."
Claire Mead, Coordinator for Camquit, said: "If you are a smoker then stopping smoking is the best thing you can do to improve your health.
"We are using these events to bring the service to people in Wisbech and help them make the first step towards better health."
• People who are interested in quitting should contact Smoke Free East on 0800 111 4747 or contact Camquit on 0800 018 4304.