6,500 smokers quit habit

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A RECORD 6,500 Lincolnshire people quit smoking last year with help from the NHS Phoenix Stop Smoking Service.

Last year 11,924 people set a quit date after seeking help from Phoenix and 6,485 gave up smoking within four weeks.

The quit rate is 54 per cent across the service – and the service’s “core team” beat that by another ten per cent.

Stephanie Heathcote, smoking cessation lead with Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust, said: “The Phoenix team has worked extremely hard and has produced some incredible results with higher quit rates than ever before.

“The Phoenix Stop Smoking Service works with healthcare professionals, including GPs and pharmacies, and has dedicated advisors on hand at venues throughout the county.”

Smokers are four times more likely to quit with help from Phoenix.

For more information, ask your local healthcare professional, call 0800 840 1533 or text 07786 205128.