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QUIT FOR THEM - Quit smoking for your loved ones this New Year!


The specialist advisors at Bedfordshire’s free Stop Smoking Service are encouraging smokers to quit not only for themselves this New Year, but also for those dearest to them.  Anyone can sign up to quit with Bedfordshire’s Stop Smoking Service and you’re four times more likely to be successful if you do.  


The 1st of January is a popular time for smokers to try to quit and Bedford Borough residents who seek support from Bedfordshire’s Stop Smoking Service are four times more like to succeed.  Once registered you’ll be sent a free ‘quit kit’ which contains a host of support materials including a money saving calculator, a motivational calendar to help you through your first 4 weeks and even a ‘tangle’, a distraction toy to keep your hands busy and take your mind off cigarettes!  The team will develop a tailored support plan just for you and you’ll have one to one sessions with a specialist advisor as well as lots of support all along the way.


Bedfordshire’s Stop Smoking Service, a shared service provided by Bedford Borough Council and Central Bedfordshire Council, comes highly recommended; 


‘I would recommend the service to anyone trying to give up smoking.  My advisor was fantastic and always on the end of the phone when I needed her.  I could not have given up without your help so thank you from the bottom of my heart.’


‘A big thank you to the team at the stop smoking service for all the advice given to me start to finish.  From the first phone call where I was put at ease to my very last session where I was assured I could come back I felt comfortable and supported the whole way through.  Just knowing someone was on the end of the line if I needed them was a big help and the small hints and tips ended up being the big things that helped me stay quit.’


Cllr Louise Jackson, Portfolio Holder for Public Health at Bedford Borough Council said; “Having support from the Stop Smoking Service, as well as your family and friends, will really help you through the journey to becoming smoke free – it’s even been proven that you’re four times more likely to succeed.  Quitting for the ones you love is a fantastic reason to give up smoking. We want anyone considering quitting this New Year to get in touch with Bedfordshire’s Stop Smoking Service and see for themselves the difference their support makes.”


You can contact Bedfordshire’s Stop Smoking service and register to request support via http://www.smokefreebedfordshire.co.uk/ or by calling us on 0800 013 0553.


We’d love you to like our Facebook page and share the highs, as well as the lows, as you go through your quit journey, find us at ‘quit for them’ or follow us on twitter @healthybedford

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