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Perfect perscription to stop smoking

PUBLISHED: 16:28 16 March 2010 | UPDATED: 17:04 30 June 2010

PEOPLE in Great Yarmouth and Waveney are being offered help to stop smoking - by dropping into their local pharmacy.

During the next few weeks stop smoking advisors will be visiting pharmacies to offer customers the chance to join a free treatment programme.

PEOPLE in Great Yarmouth and Waveney are being offered help to stop smoking - by dropping into their local pharmacy.

During the next few weeks stop smoking advisors will be visiting pharmacies to offer customers the chance to join a free treatment programme.

NHS Great Yarmouth and Waveney health promoter Tracey Read said: “We would encourage anyone who has thought about stopping smoking or would like to do so to come along to one of these sessions and find out how we can help.

“Smoking is the biggest preventable cause of death in the UK and can also cause significant health problems and illness.

Many smokers find it very difficult to stop - but getting the right help and support from the NHS can significantly increase your chances of success, leaving you feeling fitter, healthier and happier.”

Miss Read and her colleagues will be at the following pharmacies over the coming weeks:

Thursday, March 25, 11am to 2pm - Boots, London Road North, Lowestoft

Friday, March 26, 9am to 12noon - Superdrug, the Britten Centre, Lowestoft

Wednesday, April 7, 11am to 2pm - Boots, Market Gates Shopping Centre, Great Yarmouth

Friday, April 9, 11am to 2pm - Asda, Acle New Road, Great Yarmouth

Consultations take place in private and the information is confidential.

To sign up for help from NHS Great Yarmouth and Waveney's Stop Smoking Service, text QUIT to 65000 or call 01493 452067.

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