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#Quit4Good in 2015 – Roadshows next week

Every year hundreds of smokers in Warwickshire try to kick the killer habit, but for various reasons fail.

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In a bid to try and help even more smokers in Warwickshire to Quit 4 Good a campaign is underway to remind smokers that if they access free support from the NHS Stop Smoking Service they are four times more likely to quit successfully.Cllr Bob Stevens, Warwickshire County Council’s Portfolio Holder for Health, said: “We know that the vast majority of smokers want to quit smoking, and we also know that at any one time about a third are actively trying to quit. What we are hoping to do is to encourage more and more smokers to access the completely free stop smoking service.

“To say stopping smoking isn’t easy is a massive understatement, but the evidence is clear that getting help from expert advisers is the best way to quit successfully.”

Cllr Maggie O’Rourke, the county council’s Chair of the Adults, Health and Social Care Overview and Scrutiny Committee, said: “Stopping smoking is the single biggest thing someone can do to improve their health. I’d encourage anyone to access the service for the best chance of quitting.”

To try and help raise awareness of the service a series of roadshows are taking place next week around Warwickshire.

Visit the Quit 4 Good roadshow, run in conjunction with radio station Touch FM, at:

Monday, Feb 2 – Leamington, outside the Town Hall.https://audioboom.com/boos/2833433-quit-4-good-radio-roadshow-in-leamington-on-monday-feb-2

Tuesday, Feb 3 – Nuneaton town centre https://audioboom.com/boos/2833448-quit-4-good-radio-roadshow-comes-to-nuneaton-on-tuesday-feb-3

Wednesday, Feb 4 – Nuneaton town centrehttps://audioboom.com/boos/2833447-quit-4-good-radio-roadshow-comes-to-nuneaton-on-wednesday-feb-4

Thursday, Feb 5 – Kenilworth https://audioboom.com/boos/2833446-quit-4-good-radio-roadshow-comes-to-kenilworth-on-thursday-feb-5

Friday, Feb 6 – Rugby town centre https://audioboom.com/boos/2833445-quit-4-good-radio-roadshow-comes-to-rugby-on-friday-feb-6

Smokers are four times as likely to be successful in quitting if they use Warwickshire’s Stop Smoking Service, this is completely free, find out more athttp://www.smokefreewarwickshire.org or call 0800 085 2917 or text LIFE to 80800

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