Many people are trying to quit smoking at this time of year
National No Smoking Day falls this year on Wednesday, March 6.
According to Elaine Cunniffe, Health Promotion Officer HSE, Sligo/Leitrim 'This year's No Smoking Day is a great opportunity to encourage and support smokers to quit. Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death in Ireland with 5500 smokers dying each each from tobacco related disease. We know that when smokers avail of free help and support their twice as likely to stop. This support is crucial to helping smokers on the road towards a healthier and wealthier smoke free life.'
Many people are unaware of the support services available to them. If you are a smoker quitting is one of the best things your can do for your health.
Stopping smoking is never easy but with the right support you can win the battle against cigarettes. Lizzie found this support helpful on her quit journey. According to Lizzie 'After 36 years of being a chain smoker I gave up because of the support of the smoking cessation clinic. If I can do it anyone can'.
If you would like support to quit you can contact the following smoking cessation officers to book an appointment:
Monday morning, Sligo town - Tel: Irene 086 0466205
Wednesday morning, Carrick-on-Shannon - Tel: Edel 087 0624215
Tuesday to Friday 9.30 am-4.30 pm, Sligo University Hospital - Tel: Pauline 071-9174548 or Freephone the Quitline on 0800 201 203