Stoptober is under way across the country with support being provided to smokers in Hounslow wishing to stub out for good.
The annual 28-day stop smoking challenge encourages and supports smokers to quit the habit.
According to the NHS if a smoker can stop smoking for 28 day, they are five times more likely to ditch the habit.
Specialist support is being provided to Hounslow residents with the launch of the local NHS improvement service, One You Hounslow which offers smokers support such as free one-to-one text message and email support with a stop smoking specialist.
Weekly drop-in sessions are also available where individuals can have their lung age tested alongside carbon monoxide monitoring and receive medication advice and be provided with medication prescriptions if required.
"Stoptober is the perfect opportunity for all those people who have not yet got around to quitting smoking, to do so now," said Councillor Kamaljit Kaur, cabinet member for adult social care, health services and public health at Hounslow Council.
"In previous years, we have had a fantastic response from residents across the borough who sought help and advice during the Stoptober initiative and managed to give up successfully for good.
"The success of campaigns such as Stoptober, show that more smokers stub out their cigarettes as part of a conscious decision to improve their health.
"Let that be an inspiration to those who are just starting on that journey – you can do it."
When are the support sessions?
One You Hounslow’s stop smoking support sessions will be taking place at a number of different venues across the borough:
West Thames College, London Road, Isleworth TW7 4HS on Wednesday, October 11, 11.30am to 2pm.
TFL Hatton Cross station, Great South West Road, Longford, Hounslow TW6 3PF on Thursday, October 12, 11am to 2.30pm.
West Thames College, London Road, Isleworth TW7 4HS on Wednesday, October 18, 11.30am to 2pm.
TFL Hounslow East station, Stirling Grove, Hounslow TW3 4AA on Thursday, October 19, 11am to 2.30pm.
West Thames College, London Road, Isleworth TW7 4HS on Wednesday, October 25, 11.30am to 2pm.
One You Hounslow also provides support for the Borough's residents in other areas such as the promotion of healthy eating, exercise and alcohol consumption.
For details of services offered in Hounslow, head to the One You Hounslow website .
To register for free one-to-one support from an NHS health advisor, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call One You Hounslow on 020 8973 3530.
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