No Smoking Day
Events across the borough to help kick the habit
Today, (Wednesday, 13 March) is national No Smoking Day, and help is on hand from Hounslow Council's Stop Smoking Service for the 7 out of 10 smokers who want to quit. There are an estimated 45,000 smokers in the borough.
The service will be holding events at West Middlesex Hospital and Treaty Centre in Hounslow, and will be going into Hounslow Barracks to help troops quit, as well as students at West Thames College.
Cllr Ajmer Grewal, Hounslow’s cabinet member for leisure and public health, said:
“The benefits of not smoking begin within hours and boost not just your health but your wallet too.
“If you’re looking for help in quitting, the Stop Smoking Service runs a number of drop-in clinics which offer one-to-one help and advice and sessions with a trained advisor.
“Thousands of smokers in the borough are attempting to quit today, so if you’re a smoker, why not ‘take the leap’ and join in.”
Almost 2,000 people have quit smoking with the Hounslow Stop Smoking Service in the last 12 months, and more than 95 per cent of people who use the service recommend it to a friend or family member.
The service is available at more than 60 locations across the borough, and more than half of smokers manage to quit through help and support from the service.
The Stop Smoking Service runs a range of clinics to help people stop smoking, and appointments are also available at the Heart of Hounslow Centre for Health, by calling 020 8630 3255.
There are also a number of pharmacies providing stop smoking support across Hounslow, and more than 20 GP surgeries in the borough also provide this service.
The Stop Smoking Service runs a range of clinics across the borough: These include one in Chiswick Health Centre, Fishers Lane, on Tuesdays from 5.30-6.30 and Thursdays from 4.30 -5.30pm; Brentford Health Clinic, Boston Manor Road, on Wednesdays from 4-5pm; and West Middlesex University Hospital on Wednesdays 4.45- 5.45pm.
March 13, 2013