Get help to quit from experts in ‘Stoptober’

Help is at hand to stop smoking
Help is at hand to stop smoking

Smokers can get help to kick their habit in Bridlington over the next month.

As part of the national Stoptober campaign, staff from Health Trainers East Riding will be giving out advice on how to give up cigarettes.

Three events are being held in Bridlington

Three events are being held in Bridlington

Manager Natalie Belt said: “Smoking is still the country’s biggest killer, claiming the lives of 79,000 people per year. And for every death, another 20 smokers are suffering from a smoking-related disease.

“Although thinking about giving up may be daunting, the good news is that there has never been a better time to give up, with quitting success rates higher than ever and a wide choice of smoking cessation opportunities available.

“It’s never too late for people to kick the habit, with smokers of any age certain to feel the health benefits within months and the financial positives immediately.

“We hope people will ‘commit to quit’ and use our services to help themselves achieve their goal. We are really looking forward to helping them.”

Events are being held across the East Riding, with the first Bridlington session taking place at the Medical Centre in Station Avenue between 9am and noon on Wednesday.

The Health Trainers team will also be at Tesco in Bridlington from 9am to 8pm next Friday.

The supermarket will also host a third information day on Friday, October 27.

If you would like help to stop smoking, contact Health Trainers by calling 0800 9177752, emailing hnf-tr.healthtrainers@nhs.net or texting QUIT to 60163.