West Sussex County Council is reminding smokers to start their fight against cigarettes on No Smoking Day – Wednesday March 12th. The theme for this year is ‘V for Victory’ encouraging smokers to quit and win the fight.
In West Sussex it is estimated that 124,000 people aged 18 and over are smokers.
West Sussex County Council Cabinet Member for Community Wellbeing Christine Field said: “There’s support available for anyone wanting to stop smoking from the West Sussex Stop Smoking Service. National No Smoking Day could be just the push you need to start your journey towards victory.
“Just think of the benefits if you succeed in stamping out the habit – not just health related, but also the amount of money you save that could be better spent elsewhere on yourself and your family.”
Stopping smoking will save the average smoker more than £150 a month and almost £2,000 a year.
West Sussex has a range of services available for anyone wanting to stop smoking. Research shows that getting the support of a Stop Smoking Service makes smokers four times more likely to quit successfully than if they try on their own.
To find out more about the West Sussex Stop Smoking Service and local services offered, visit the West Sussex Wellbeing website or call the helpline on 0300 100 1823.
Information and advice is also available from the No Smoking Day website, including the opportunity to put together a personal battle plan.