Smoking is UK’s biggest killer, accounting for about 1000 premature deaths each year in Cornwall as well as a heavy toll of illness. We have made great strides in recent years in driving down the number of people smoking – it is now 20 per cent of adults.
The Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Stop Smoking Service works to NICE Guidance and has over 80 trained Stop Smoking Service advisors working across Cornwall, in a variety of settings including: surgeries, hospitals, pharmacies, schools, Children's Centres and other community venues.
The majority of smokers report that they want to stop. Almost nine out of ten (88%) smokers state that they want to quit because of health concerns.
Using the help and support of the Stop Smoking Service is the most cost effective way of quitting is nearly four times more effective than will power alone.
The ASH 'Reckoner' toolkit to help estimate the local health impact and cost of tobacco use estimates that:
* There are 88,564 smokers in Cornwall and Isles of Scilly
* Smoking costs Cornwall and Isles of Scilly approximately £175.7 million a year
Want to stop?
Contact Reception on 01736 793 333 and ask to book an appointment with our Stop Smoking Advisor - Alison
Visit the Healthy Living Stop Smoking Services website, call (01209) 615600 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Go for it, you've got nothing to lose and so much to gain!