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Do you need help to stop smoking?

CromiesNorthumberland Stop Smoking Service has started a brand new clinic in Amble, which is held every Wednesday from 9am-11am at Cromies Pharmacy, Percy Street and will be run by a Stop Smoking advisor.

The service, which is provided by Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, now has over 100 advisors offering support across the county.

Brenda Warner, manager of the Northumberland Stop Smoking Service, said: “We know it’s not easy to quit but there’s lots of free support available. Our new recruits have more than doubled our capacity to help people to quit and we’re now able to offer support at new venues, including Amble.”

Northumberland Stop Smoking Service provides one-to-one appointments across the county. Some out-of-hours appointments are available for those people who find it difficult to attend during the day. They also offer specialist support to pregnant women and their partners who want to quit smoking.

Evidence shows people are four times more likely to quit for good if they have support from the NHS stop smoking service. New recruit, Sarah Eardley, urged people to get in contact to find out more about quitting smoking. She says: “We work with people to develop their own individual quit plan which can include medications and support to deal with cravings and withdrawal.”

To receive information and support on stopping smoking, people can contact Northumberland Stop Smoking Services by calling 01670 813135 or visit www.northumbria.nhs.uk/stopsmoking

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