Quit smoking for someone you love
Stopping smoking has never been more important and local healthcare staff are encouraging smokers to quit for someone they love.
Quit Together is a new campaign helping people stop smoking for their children, partner, parents, closest friends or anyone important to them. It’s calling on others to support the smokers in their lives with their attempt to quit.
The campaign is being led by healthcare workers at Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust which runs hospitals in Scunthorpe, Grimsby and Goole as well as some community services.
The new website, www.quittogether.co.uk and #QuitTogether includes encouraging messages of support, real stories from those who’ve quit and information on the help available. It also details the impact of smoking on COVID-19, pregnancy, cancer, heart and lung conditions, mental health, as well as operations. You can find out more information online, including other sources of nicotine such as e-cigarettes, by searching for ‘NHS Smokefree’ and using the Smokefree app.
To support those quitting, the Trust is sharing ‘feel good’ photos and videos from local healthcare staff and will ask members of the public to share their own on social media. Whether it’s a thumbs up, handmade sign or words of encouragement, show you are behind those wanting to quit by sharing your photos or video message using #QuitTogether or by emailing it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
To take part in #QuitTogether visit www.quittogether.co.uk and make your promise to either support a loved one to quit, or quit for someone you love.
Hearing other smokers’ success stories is a great motivator. If you want to share yours then you can tweet and use the hashtag #QuitTogether or email email@example.com to share your quitting story.
Smokefreelife North Lincolnshire
Smokefreelife North Lincolnshire offers a FREE, flexible, three-tier support service to provide patients with a number of ways to become smoke free:
1. Face-to-face support: Weekly support with an adviser in a number of locations across North Lincolnshire. Patients are offered a free and direct supply of a range of nicotine replacement products for up to eight weeks within their core service (four weeks supply when seeing an adviser in a pharmacy).
2. Quitline, Text and Email support: Ideal for patients that do not want to attend face-to-face support. A trained adviser will be able to give the same behavioural support as the face to face service and give information about nicotine replacement products that are available to purchase.
3. Online interactive service: The YooQuit programme is a new online platform, combining video and audio messages to deliver behavioural support in the comfort of the patient's home.
Solutions 4 Health will provide GPs and practice staff with support in the form of resources (posters, leaflets and referral forms), free brief intervention training for all staff and in-house support if required. They will be contacting practices over the coming months to discuss their specific support requirements.
For further information contact Smokefreelife North Lincolnshire on:
Telephone: 0800 772 3249 or 01724 642014.
Or contact Solutions4Health, Voluntary Action North Lincolnshire, 4-6 Roberts Street, Scunthorpe, DN16 6NG
Telephone: 01724 642014