Smokers in Solihull have proved to be the best quitters in the region over the past 12 months with Solihull NHS Care Trust’s Stop Smoking Service exceeding their four week quitter target by more than 32%.
Alison Trout, Stop Smoking Service manager said: “It is well known that smokers are four times more likely to stop smoking successfully with the help and support from NHS Stop Smoking Services than on their own and here in Solihull we recognise that the successes we have seen over the past year are due in no small part to the dedicated staff who work on behalf of the service along with the easy accessibility of the services.”
Solihull NHS Stop Smoking Service offers one-to-one support for smokers to stop smoking at a range of venues across the borough including most GP practices, several pharmacies, the You+ shop in Chelmsley Wood and the Woodmans Pub in Shirley.
By quitting smoking people will be reducing their risk of serious illness and disease, not to mention the savings to be made - an average, 15 a day smoker will save more than £1500 a year by quitting.
Anybody wishing to access these free services can do so by calling Solihull NHS Stop Smoking Service on 0800 015 8512 for more information.