Smok­ers urged to pack it in for 2016

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

Ruther­glen and Cam­bus­lang smok­ers are be­ing en­cour­aged to give them­selves and their loved ones the best Christ­mas present ever by quit­ting.

The mes­sage is part of a fes­tive cam­paign by NHS La­nark­shire stop smok­ing ser­vices, who say it is not just clients who ben­e­fit when they quit.

Ser­vice man­ager Shirley Mitchell said: “Over the years I have heard many dif­fer­ent heart- warm­ing and pos­i­tive sto­ries from clients, such as hav­ing more money to do other things, see­ing grand­chil­dren more or get­ting more hugs and kisses from loved ones

“I heard about one par­tic­u­lar client who af­ter quit­ting said she and her young chil­dren were much hap­pier when at home as she wasn’t try­ing to nip out­side reg­u­larly for a cig­a­rette.

“She found her­self more re­laxed and play­ing with her chil­dren more and they in turn were more con­tent.

“She was so proud of her­self for stop­ping and the ben­e­fits it brought to her and her chil­dren.”

Shirley cont i nued: “When some­one tries to stop smok­ing they will not only ex­pe­ri­ence nico­tine with­drawal but will have thoughts about smok­ing as well as be tempted as they go about their daily rou­tine or in so­cial sit­u­a­tions.

“That’s why we of­fer a com­bi­na­tion of free ad­vanced treat­ment and nurse spe­cial­ist sup­port as we know this is the most ef­fec­tive and best way to stop smok­ing suc­cess­fully.

“Ev­ery­one has dif­fer­ent needs, com­mit­ments, and pref­er­ences and there­fore we of­fer group or in­di­vid­ual sup­port per­son­alised to each per­son’s needs.”

To find out more call 0300 303 2016, text ’quit’ to 81066 or visit www.nhsla­nark­shire. org. uk/ HealthyLiv­ing/ StopSmok­ing.

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