Stopping smoking isn’t only for young people

Further up Guildford High Street there was more information on offer at Abbot’s Hospital.

I took a moment to talk to Dot Yates, a Smoking Cessation specialist. We talked about how although people seem to be very aware of the new smoking ban in England, few know that the NHS provides specialist services to help them give up.

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Dot also explained why the service was involved in Falls Awareness Day – older people might think it’s not worth them giving up if they have smoked all their lives, but Dot points out that they can get enormous benefit to their fitness (and reduce the risk of falling) by stopping smoking.

The service runs out of the Jarvis Centre in Guildford and details can be found here


2 Responses to “Stopping smoking isn’t only for young people”

  1. 1 Liz Labrum October 2, 2007 at 11:14 am

    Yes just to add to Dot’s comments the NHS Surrey Stop Smoking Service serves the whole of Surrey.
    Anyone can call our number 0845 602 3608 for free friendly advice.
    We run groups all over the county and anyone can join from the age of 16 upwards.
    We can give you advice on NRT and Zyban and how you can get these on prescription to help you whilst you quit.
    You are four times more likely to quit if you join a group as everyone gets involved and helps each other.
    If you can’t attend a group then we can arrange one to one support either through a pharmacist or at your own surgery.
    We have specialist help for young people under 16, for people with mental health issues and for pregnant mums.
    So call 0845 602 3608 if you’ve been thinking about quitting. You’ve nothing to lose and everything to gain.

  2. 2 Health Online April 11, 2008 at 6:38 am

    Smoking, is the prime cause for ruining the health of many people be it old or young, great point of discussion.Keep up!

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