National No Smoking Day takes place today [13 March 2019]
Published: Wednesday, 13th March 2019
National No Smoking Day takes place today [13 March 2019] and Hounslow Council in partnership with One You Hounslow is taking the opportunity to remind everyone that free support is available to help them quit.
Smoking remains the single biggest preventable cause of death in England, causing 16 per cent of all deaths in 2017. Of the 6.1 million smokers in England, six in 10 want to quit but many try to quit using willpower alone despite this being the least effective method. The best way to stop smoking is with expert face-to-face help from local stop smoking services together with stop smoking aids; in 2017-18, 51 per cent of smokers who got this support managed to quit.
Local smokers in Hounslow can take the first steps to going smoke-free by attending one of One You Hounslow’s stop smoking support sessions across the borough. At these events, stop smoking specialists from the team will be providing carbon monoxide monitoring, lung age testing and signing up people for free local stop smoking support from the team at the following venues:
- Wednesday 13 March, 11am-2pm at West Thames College, London Road, Isleworth TW7 4HS
- Wednesday 13 March, 1.30-3.30pm at West Middlesex University Hospital, Twickenham Road, Isleworth TW7 6AF
- Wednesday 13 March, 11am-1.30pm at Brentford Morrison’s, 228-246 High Street, Brentford TW8 0AB
Quitting smoking is one of the best things you can do for your health, but many smokers who want to quit aren't sure about the best way to go about it. Relying on willpower alone is the least effective way to stop
“Councillor Katherine Dunne, Cabinet Member for Communities and Workforce, Hounslow Council said: “I’m a former smoker myself, so I know quitting is easier said than done, but it’s one of the best things I’ve ever done.
“I would encourage all those who have yet to quit to take advantage of the help available so that we can all enjoy a cleaner and healthier borough.
“People who get expert support from a local stop smoking service are up to four times more likely to quit successfully than those who try to quit without support, my advice would be you can do it!”
For more information or to register for FREE one-to-one support from a Health Advisor visit www.oneyouhounslow.org/stop-smoking or call One You Hounslow on 020 8973 3530