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Drop-in clinics offer additional support

By Herald Express  |  Posted: October 11, 2012

STUBBING IT OUT:  From left Debbie Stark, Director of Public Health for Torbay with Stoptober representative and Stop Smoking Advisors from the Torbay Stop Smoking Service   Photo submitted

STUBBING IT OUT: From left Debbie Stark, Director of Public Health for Torbay with Stoptober representative and Stop Smoking Advisors from the Torbay Stop Smoking Service Photo submitted

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TORBAY's own Stop Smoking Service is offering additional support to a national scheme aimed at trying to break the habit.

Throughout October the service will be holding weekly drop-in clinics at Healthwize, Union Street, Torquay.

Paul Sheward, stop smoking service lead at Torbay and Southern Devon Health and Care NHS Trust said: "Stoptober is the first ever mass quit attempt of its kind and for those people who have been thinking about quitting for a while it is the perfect opportunity to kick the habit for good.

"Giving up smoking is never easy and that is why we have put on some extra support clinics for local people. The clinics are an opportunity to get further information, advice and support about any aspect of giving up smoking.

"The evidence suggests that if you can stop smoking for 28 days you are five times more likely to stay smoke free."

Stoptober runs though out the month.

You can also find information and Stoptober preparation packs in your GP surgery, local pharmacy or the Torbay Stop Smoking Service. You can call into the Stop Smoking Service on Union Street, Torquay or contact the service on 01803 299160.

The drop in sessions will take place on October 17 and 24, 4pm to 6pm, at Healthwize, Union Street, Torquay.

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