Smokers in Middlesbrough are being given as much help as possible to quit with the launch of four new clinics.
The stop smoking team at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust have set up new no-appointment necessary clinics across Middlesbrough to make it easier for people to kick the habit.
The new clinics are being held at:
- The Stages Academy, Bridge St West every Monday 2.30pm – 4pm
- The Safe Haven, 48 Albert Road, every Tuesday 10am – 2pm
- Easterside Community Hub, Broughton Ave every Wednesday 10.30am – 12pm
- North Ormesby Hub, Derwent St every Thursday 10am – 12pm
Specialist stop smoking advisor Fiona Crackell said: “The interest shown in our new stop Smoking clinics has been great. Many of our clients want to stop smoking and have tried before, unfortunately it can be very difficult for them, our role is to make quitting easier for them. We provide tailored support and medication to treat withdrawal symptoms, and we are also E-cigarette friendly.”
Stop smoking service manager Joanna Feeney added: “Smoking is a leading cause of preventable death, so we are keen to increase access to quality support to quit. In addition to all our specialist clinics we also have more than 50 stop smoking advisors in Middlesbrough providing support from doctors surgeries and pharmacies. Support from a trained advisor can quadruple your chances of giving up and their support is completely free.”
For more information about the benefits of stopping smoking or details of support available ring 01642 383819 or go to https://www.nth.nhs.uk/services/stop-smoking-service/