SMOKERS are being encouraged to quit next year thanks to the Milton Keynes Stop Smoking Service.
To mark the New Year, the service is supporting a new hard-hitting, stop smoking campaign from the Department of Health called ‘Health Harms’ which presents people with the health risks associated with it.
The adverts will feature a tumour growing on a cigarette as it is smoked and aim to encourage people to quit over health concerns by making the invisible damage, visible.
Sue Frossell, Deputy Director of Public Health, said: “We want to help as many people as possible to quit smoking in Milton Keynes. Smoking is the biggest cause of premature death in England and each year it accounts for over 100,000 deaths in the UK.’
“It is concerning that people still underestimate the serious health harms associated with smoking. Our aim is to make smokers understand the impact of each packet of cigarettes.”
“We know how difficult trying to stop smoking can be and smokers will be offered dedicated support from the Stop Smoking Service. Picking up the phone is the first step to a healthier future.”
If you have vowed to break the habit for new year, please call the Milton Keynes Stop Smoking Service for free and confidential advice on 0845 200 2323 or visit www.smokefreemk.org
Alternatively you can also contact your local GP surgery and arrange to see your local Stop Smoking Advisor.