Update from North East Lincolnshire Council:
COVID-19 has made many people more aware of the importance of good health and have chosen to quit smoking. Quitting smoking is the best thing anyone can do for their health and to reduce their risk of lung infections like the ones caused by COVID-19. Quitting is easier and more effective with the right support.
Please can you share the poster attached and text below widely with your service users, colleagues and group members.
More than 300,000 people have stopped smoking since COVID-19.
Become healthier and reduce your risk by joining others to #QuitforCOVID.
Access free, confidential support and information to stop smoking through the Wellbeing Service.
You can triple your chances of quitting.
We can help you prepare yourself, your home, and your family and friends for your life as a non-smoker, and learn from past quit attempts and setbacks.
Tell us about your typical smoking habits so you can get the right dosage of product or combination of products to avoid cravings so you can transition comfortably to a non-smoker.
Call 01472 325500 or private message the team on their Facebook @LiveWellNEL or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Support will be delivered over the phone or by text during COVID-19.
Lockdown could increase the amount of second-hand smoke your children, friends and family are exposed to. If you don’t want to quit just yet there are steps you can take to protect those around you. Call us for more info.
You are more likely to quit with our service but if you prefer to try quitting alone you can get the best tools for a DIY quit at www.nhs.uk/smokefree.
Search www.nelincs.gov.uk/wellbeing/ for more information and other health and wellbeing support.