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Laundry Staff Get Early Morning Support to Quit Smoking

March 12, 2014 10:35 AM

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A group of NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde staff have joined forces to kick the habit on National No Smoking Day.

The laundry service staff work shifts and were finding it difficult to attend a smoking cessation support group but working with smoking cessation colleagues they organised a 6am and 7am group in the laundry.

Now seven of the laundry staff are prepared to quit today (National No Smoking Day). 

Lesley Grant, laundry support worker, is 47 years old and has been smoking for 34 years. She said: I start at 7am and some of the others work nights so for us it’s really difficult to access mainstream smoking groups.

“To have these groups provided through work at 6am and 7am has been absolutely brilliant.”

Karen Mather, Health Improvement Lead said: “We are keen to be flexible with staff and let them know we are here to support them with quitting smoking.”

For information on support to quit smoking visit www.nhsggc.org.uk/smokefree

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PIC: Left to Right Jennifer Todd, Laundry Assistant, George Munro, Laundry Assistant, Karen Mather, NHSGGC tobacco health Improvement for staff, Lesley Grant, Laundry Assistant.

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