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Is your new year’s resolution to quit smoking?

Around seven million people throughout the country will make a New Year’s resolution to improve an aspect of their health, and stopping smoking is one of the most common ones. In West Sussex alone there are over 100,000 adult smokers.

However, there is support available across the county to help make it easier for those that want to quit this January.

West Sussex County Council Cabinet Member for Adults and Health, Amanda Jupp said: “For those that are choosing this time of year to give up, we want them to know that there is help available for them. During 2016-17, 1,753 people successfully quit smoking with support from the free stop smoking services in West Sussex, which can take place through participating GPs and local pharmacies. So whether you’re giving up for your health, the family or to save money, you don’t need to do it alone.”

Residents can also access a range of free stop smoking information and support via the NHS ‘Smokefree’ website.

To find your nearest GP offering stop smoking support, visit https://www.westsussexwellbeing.org.uk and search ‘Smoking > Services for West Sussex’.

To access a range of self-serve stop smoking tools, visit the Smokefree website at https://www.nhs.uk/smokefree