Support for smokers who want to quit

By a County Press reporter

Monday, September 23, 2013


SMOKERS on the Isle of Wight will be encouraged to give up next month, as part of Stoptober.

The Stoptober scheme is run by the Department of Health and is a 28 day challenge that encourages people to quit smoking for 28 days during October.

Research has shown that if someone can stop smoking for 28 days, they are five times more likely to quit for good.

During October, the Isle of Wight Chamber of Commerce supported Chamber Health Stop Smoking Service will be will be in Newport, Ryde and Lake every week.

It will be in Ryde’s Co-op car park every Monday between 10.30am and 2pm, Lake Morrison’s car park each Tuesday between 10.30am and 1pm and Newport St James’ Square every Wednesday between 10.30am and 2pm.

Chamber Health also runs a drop in session at their office in Mill Court, Furlongs, Newport, every Thursday morning. Anyone who works during the day can make an appointment to be seen at work by calling 01983 554545 to book a one-to-one appointment.

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