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Smokers encouraged to quit for summer

July 26, 2012 3:22 PM

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Smokers in West Dunbartonshire are being encouraged to consider quitting smoking through a new “Quit For Summer” campaign launched by the local West Dunbartonshire Community Health and Care Partnership (CHCP) Smoking Cessation Service. Promotional material displaying a beach scene with the caption “Quit and save for a break” is being advertised on buses travelling throughout West Dunbartonshire.

It is hoped that smokers may take inspiration from the campaign to plan a quit to save money to spend and enjoy what’s left of the summer.

Tobacco use is widely recognised as a major contributing factor to ill health with West Dunbartonshire having one of the highest smoking prevalence rates in Scotland.  Overall 27% of the population are smokers with this figure increasing to 40% in the Dalmuir, Whitecrook, Parkhall and Faifley areas.  Additionally, 20% of 15 year olds consider themselves as regular smokers. 

Local Smoking Cessation Services are available in Clydebank, Dumbarton and Alexandria in community venues with trained Smoking Cessation Advisors on hand to provide tailored information and support.  The service is free, friendly and informal and offers smokers the best possible chance of a successful quit.  Smokers are four times more likely to succeed by attending our services.  Those who are interested in the service are invited to contact the service email:  [email protected] for information or tel:  01389 744 650 to speak with an advisor.

More information on the range of smoking cessation services in West Dunbartonshire is available on the CHCP website, visit:  http://www.wdchcp.org.uk/our-services/health-improvement/smoke-free-services/

Alternatively you can visit: www.canstopsmoking.com or call Smokeline tel:  0800 84 84 84.

GPs, midwives and local pharmacists (chemists) can also provide support and information.


For more information contact the press office, tel:  0141 201 4429 or email:  [email protected]

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