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Go cold turkey and quit smoking for good this National No Smoking Day

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01 March 2017

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Go cold turkey on National No Smoking Day (8 March) and quit smoking forever with the support of Enfield Council and local health services.

  • Fewer people than ever smoking in Enfield and support available online to become smoke free
  • The message is to 'Go Cold Turkey' with support from the Council and NHS services
  • Company-based help also available as part of the 'Work Don't Smoke' campaign

Go cold turkey on National No Smoking Day (8 March) and quit smoking forever with the support of Enfield Council and local health services.
 
This year’s campaign is ‘How to Quit Smoking Cold Turkey’ and anyone thinking of stopping smoking is being urged by Enfield Council to reach out and use any one of a number of sources of support.

The benefits are clear - giving up smoking improves health, saves money, enhances your looks (including your teeth) and quitters can set a good example for children too.
 
Enfield Council Cabinet Member for Community Safety & Public Health, Cllr Krystle Fonyonga, said, "Data shows that fewer and fewer people are smoking in Enfield and in the country as a whole. However, more needs to be done. 

"With social media and the internet it is becoming easier to find support to stop smoking forever to help you become healthier and fitter. Going cold turkey is easier than many people think but there is a huge amount of support for everyone.
 
"Please visit Enfield Council’s website and pick up some expert advice on how you can feel fitter, live longer and be financially better off by stubbing out the habit."
 
Becoming smoke-free is part of a national trend.  Fewer people are starting to smoke and more people are stopping.  However, smoking is still the greatest preventable threat to anyone’s health.  It also increases the risk of children starting to smoke for the example it sets.  
 

Enfield Council has also launched a work-based campaign ‘Work Don't Smoke’, urging those who are looking to quit to keep busy, which will help keep their minds off smoking. Enfield Council is meeting local businesses and their employees to give practical advice on how to stop smoking and promote a fitter workforce.
 
National No Smoking Day is run by the British Heart Foundation. The campaign aims to help smokers who want to quit by creating a supportive environment and highlighting the help that's available.
 
Also, the NHS Smoke Free website has several resources including apps and face-to-face guidance to help support those wanting to stop.