Again passed to us by our Glasgow Health Fanatic, B McGowan:
3,100 more people smoke-free in Greater Glasgow and Clyde thanks to ‘Quit Your Way’
More than 3,100 people in Greater Glasgow and Clyde successfully quit smoking with help from NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde’s Quit Your Way services last year.
Since records began in 2010, ISD statistics show that more than 36,360 people within Greater Glasgow and Clyde have quit smoking in the past 10 years.
Smoking remains the biggest single preventable cause of ill-health and premature death in Scotland. Tobacco use accounts for almost one in four of all deaths in Scotland, is responsible for around 33,500 hospital admissions annually, and costs the NHS around £400 million every year to treat smoking-related illnesses.
Quit Your Way is an entirely free service set up by NHSGGC which helps people quit smoking by providing:
- The best tried and tested methods available to help them stop smoking
- Access to specially trained stop smoking advisers
- Free Nicotine Replacement Therapy and other stop smoking medications.
- Accessible venues for everyone.
Already within the first two quarters of 2019/2020, more than 1,500 people have successfully quit smoking using Quit Your Way.
NHSGGC Quit Your Way services are committed to helping those that want to stop smoking to successfully do so. For more information visit our website on www.nhsggc.org.uk/quityourway.
Ed: It was clearly the Labour Party’s utter incompetence and naked corruption which were making the people of Glasgow anxious and more in need of a regular puff!