Smokers urged to pack it in for 2016
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.