Smokers are urged to follow hundreds of others that have quit the habit with support

People, Health and Care
15:07, Tuesday, 31st October 2023

Hundreds of people in North Lincolnshire have quit smoking over the past six years thanks to support and help from North Lincolnshire Council. The council now offers its most comprehensive range of support to get people healthier and wealthier.

Smoking is the leading cause of preventable ill health and early death, and it puts unnecessary pressure on already stretched health and social care services.

Everyone knows smoking is dangerous, expensive, and anti-social but people still find it hard to quit. North Lincolnshire Council now has its most comprehensive support programme to help people quit the habit.

Anyone thinking of quitting will be given support and encouragement from experienced and qualified advisors, and crucially, will have access to free nicotine replacement products, replacement products, such as patches, gum and vapes, for up to eight weeks. The advisors will be on hand throughout the journey to be smoke free.

Anyone looking to quit smoking can visit self refer themselves by filling in this form. We also have staff based in all Community Hubs across North Lincolnshire, The Pods, Waters Edge, Crosby Park, and Ongo.

Cllr Richard Hannigan, deputy leader of North Lincolnshire Council, said:

“Smoking is devastating to health, incredibly expensive and puts a real strain on the NHS.

“It is hard to give up but comprehensive support is available for people looking to quit. People who quit reduce their risk of serious health issues such as cancer and can save around £2,000 a year.

“Anyone looking to get healthier, better off and reduce the strain on the NHS should get in touch.”