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Get the help you need to quit on No Smoking Day

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Wednesday 5 March 2014 

Hounslow Stop Smoking Service is running a series of events across the London Borough of Hounslow on No Smoking Day, Wednesday 12 March, to support local people to quit.    

The team of NHS Stop Smoking Advisors are urging local people to use the day as the ideal opportunity to give up - and encouraging smokers to get in touch with the service for free help, advice and support.  

Members of the team will be holding stalls at various locations across the borough on the day to provide free support and advice to local smokers on how to quit.   

The team will be holding promotional stalls, between 10am-3pm, at: 

  • Hounslow Civic Centre, Lampton Road, Hounslow, TW3 4DN

  • West Middlesex University Hospital, Twickenham Road, TW7 6AF

  • West Thames College, London Road, TW7 4HS

  • Tesco Twickenham, Mogden Lane, Isleworth, TW7 7JY  

Smoking is extremely bad for your health and
is one of the biggest preventable causes of premature death in the UK.  However the benefits of quitting start as soon as you stop: 

The benefits of quitting. After…  

  • 20 minutes

Your heart rate and blood pressure return to normal

  • 8 hours

Nicotine and carbon monoxide start to leave your body and oxygen levels return to normal.

  • 24 hours

Your lungs start to clear out mucus and other smoking debris.

  • 48 hours

Nicotine has been eliminated from your body and your sense of smell and taste both improve.

  • 2 - 12 weeks

Exercise becomes easier and your breathing improves.

  • 3 - 9 months

Any coughs, wheezing and breathing problems are reduced as your lungs repair.

  • 1 year

Your risk of coronary heart disease is now half that of a smoker.

Get in touch for the help you need to quit smoking:

Hounslow Stop Smoking service provides free advice and support for people who want to quit smoking, including weekly drop-in clinics at many different locations across the borough of Hounslow. 

You can find out more about the team and how they can help at: www.hrch.nhs.uk/hounslow-stop-smoking 

If you need help or support to quit, call the team on 020 8630 3255 or email Stop.Smoking@hrch.nhs.uk 

No Smoking Day:

No Smoking Day is one of the UK's biggest annual health awareness campaigns. Every year over a million smokers will use No Smoking Day to try to quit.  

The campaign is run by the British Heart Foundation, and helps smokers who want to quit by creating a supportive environment, and by highlighting the many sources of help and advice available. 

For more information about No Smoking Day visit: www.nosmokingday.org.uk