Oldham Smokers Urged to take first steps to victory on No Smoking Day

Smokers in Oldham are being encouraged to take the first steps to victory and improve their health by kicking the habit.

Residents who are thinking about quitting can seek support from their local NHS Stop Smoking Service at a series of events to mark national No Smoking Day, which falls on Wednesday March 12th.

Lianne Kenyon, Oldham Stop Smoking Service Manager from Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust, said: “Currently in Oldham, 24 per cent of residents are smokers. Research shows that you’re up to four times more likely to succeed in quitting with NHS support and last year, we helped over 2000 people kick the habit. Therefore, we’d encourage anyone who is thinking of quitting to come and see us, either at one of the events or at any of our drop-in clinics.

“Whether it’s No Smoking Day or any other day of the year, your local Stop Smoking Service can provide all the tools and support you need.”

For more information, or to book an individual consultation, please call 0161 621 7128. No Smoking Day is an annual national campaign by the British Heart Foundation, following a theme of ‘V for Victory’ in 2014.