Glasgow and Clyde NHS to help 20,000 people quit smoking
January 9, 2012 by Gareth
One New Year’s resolution is being taken extremely seriously by NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde as the organisation prepares to help around 20,000 people to stop smoking.
The NHS is also providing a ‘Quit Kit’ free of charge to anyone who needs a helping hand with stopping the habit. These kits can be ordered online and come packed with hints and tips on how to stop smoking for good. The kits contain a planner to help keep quitters on track as well as a number of informative and helpful booklets, brochures and leaflets that have advice about nicotine patches, cravings and more. The Quit Kit has been produced using a number of digital printing techniques, such as full colour flyer printing.
Glasgow and Clyde’s director of public health for the NHS, Dr Linda de Caestecker, recently spoke to the Evening Times about the campaign to help people stop smoking this New Year:
“Stopping smoking is the most important action people can take to improve their health, so we want them to make 2012 the year they quit smoking for good. This will hugely improve their health and also that of their children and other family members… There is help and support available from our smoke-free services and our health professionals are fully committed to helping drive down tobacco usage.”
The Evening Times is also getting behind the initiative with their Clear the Air campaign, aiming to showcase success stories of Scottish people who have been able to kick their tobacco habit once and for all.