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Trust goes smokefree

14 Jan 2016

All services at the trust have now gone smokefree, which means tobacco products can no longer be used on any of our sites. This includes all of our wards, grounds, and vehicles, and also during home visits.

There are many benefits to stopping smoking, such as an improved immune system and increased energy levels, as well as a reduced risk of smoking related diseases. As well as improving your physical health, your mental health will also see the benefits, as being smoke-free helps relieve stress, anxiety and depression in the long-term.

Beverley Murphy, director of nursing and patient experience, said: “The single best thing a smoker can do to reduce their chances of developing devastating diseases like COPD is to stop smoking. January is a time when many people make New Year’s resolutions, and resolving to stop smoking is the best thing you can do not only for your health but for the health of those around you.”

Over the next month a team of specialists from Smokefree Ealing will be running events to help people quit smoking. Smokers will receive free quit kits, which include nicotine replacement. Free blood pressure checks and carbon monoxide tests will also be on offer.

The events will be held at the below locations every Saturday from 11am to 4pm:

  • 16 January 2016 – Acton high street, outside Morrison’s supermarket
  • 23 January 2016 – Greenford Broadway high street – near Greenford Hall
  • 30 January 2016 – Ealing Broadway shopping centre
  • 6 February 2016 – Hanwell high street, near the clock tower

The Acton event will also showcase a juice bike to promote the importance of exercise and health eating.

For more details of the support available from Smokefree Ealing, call 0800 876 6683 or visitwww.smokefreeealing.co.uk