This year will
be the sixteenth No Smoking Day. Each year over a million smokers join in and an estimated
40,000 quit. Health promotions Services will be offering help on the 3 February 1999 by
holding a market-style event which will consist of stalls offering advice and support.
This is open to the general public and health professional and will be between 10.00am and
4.00pm at Ground Floor Annexe, Christchurch House, Greyfriars Lane, Coventry.
The drop-in day will look at successful ways of quitting smoking and the latest facts
and figures associated with smoking related diseases. All attendees will be invited to get
a FREE health check, find out how to stop smoking without putting on weight and get to
look at all the latest products which will help you quit. In addition there will be an
aromatherapist who will demonstrate relaxation methods, smoking counsellors to offer help
about quitting and a nutritionist to give advice about healthy eating and offering healthy
No Smoking Day not only acts as a focus for smokers to prepare to give up, but also
provides information about the dangers of smoking, including passive smoking. Research has
shown that if an average smoker was to quit, hey would accumulate over £15,000 after 10
years with the money they had saved.
Joy Ellis, Health Promotion Specialist says:
"It is really important to know the facts about smoking, research has shown that
on average, smokers lose more than one day of life each week. Passive smoking is extremely
harmful, and young children are especially vulnerable to passive smoking as their lungs
are immature and growing rapidly. This is extremely worrying as figures show that almost
half of all children in the UK live in households with at least one smoker."
Come along to this popular event, which will provide details of smoking related
services city-wide, and find out how we can help you.