Stop smoking campaign targets workers

A new drop-in session has been launched in Colchester to support workers who want to quit smoking.

Colchester and Tendring NHS Stop Smoking Support Service already runs a number of similar drop-in sessions, but has extended the services to make it more convenient for those leaving work.

The new session will be held between 5.30pm and 6.30pm at Colchester Cornerstone every Thursday, and will be launched on October 19.

Sue White, service manager, said: "We already run a number of drop-in sessions, but we are trying to make it more convenient for people who have to work long hours and find it difficult to attend the other sessions.

"Hopefully, this time slot will encourage yet more people to give-up smoking as people can come along for professional help and support straight after work or on their way home."

Those attending will be individually assessed, provided with information about how to cope with cravings and advice about nicotine replacement therapies."

Other drop-in sessions are Saturdays between 11am and noon at Colchester Cornerstone, Thursday lunchtimes between 12.30pm and 1.30pm at Colchester Cornerstone, and one to one appointments are held between 7pm and 9pm at Colchester Leisure World. Sunday appoints can also be arranged.

For more information or to make an appointment call the Colchester and Tendring Stop Smoking Service on 0800 7312656

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