News from Lynne
I issued the following press release on 29.11.04
MP SAYS 'USE NHS TO QUIT SMOKING'
people in Selly Oak constituency died of lung cancer last year. 90% of such deaths are caused by smoking and
smoking causes a third of all cancer deaths.
MP Lynne Jones is encouraging all constituents who smoke to take advantage of NHS smoking
April and June this year, in South Birmingham, 800 people came to learn about the service
and 400 quit smoking. This is a very good
result and I hope that as the word gets around more and more people will take advantage of
this excellent NHS service to help them stop smoking.
calling a freephone number, prospective quitters make an appointment with a specialist
adviser to help them consider a quit date, they can then join a group or meet 1:1 with an
MP is publicising the cessation service in the wake of the Governments recent White
Paper on public health, and went on to say:
am pleased that the Government has taken action to ban smoking in many public settings. This will sharply cut the toll of illness and
premature deaths caused by second-hand smoke. Eventually,
I would like to see the ban extended further but the Government is making a good start in
changing the practices and attitudes towards a habit, which harms other people who have no
choice in the matter.
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freephone number is 0800 0525 855
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