September 26th, 2016

Help at hand for Redditch residents to kick smoking

Help at hand for Redditch residents to kick smoking Help at hand for Redditch residents to kick smoking
Get help to quit smoking in Redditch.
Updated: 10:44 am, Sep 18, 2015

REDDITCH residents who want to quit can learn more about stubbing out their cigarettes and get all the support they need thanks to a free Borough Council service.

The Early Help Team will be setting up stall in the Kingfisher Centre this Friday (Sept 18) and officers will be on hand all day to give out advice on how to stop smoking,

As well as the usual leaflets and fact sheets visitors to the stand, in Evesham Walk, can get support including:-

– 12 weeks of 1:1 motivational support.

– Vouchers for Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) patches, lozenges, gums, microtabs, inhalators, oral and nasal sprays (standard prescription charge apply unless exempted).

– Access to Champix – prescription tablets relieving cravings and withdrawal symptoms.

– Additional support with quitting during pregnancy.

– Regular Carbon Monoxide checks.

– Freebies and incentives.

– Support delivered from various venues and client’s homes.

– Support also delivered in Urdu and Polish.

Early Help’s Community Support Worker, Gabi Jerecka, said: “We want to give people, who are considering giving Stoptober a go next month, a head start and at the same time encourage more people to take part in the national challenge.

“It’s not easy to stop smoking, but it can be done with support. Our Service is here ensure you don’t have to rely on willpower alone.”

The Stop Smoking Service is free and can be accessed by anyone who works, lives, studies full time or have a GP in Redditch or Bromsgrove.