Help on hand to kick smoking

Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is encouraging smokers to give up for good in the run up to No Smoking Day on 9th March.

As part of the national No Smoking Day campaign - the UK’s leading health campaign for smokers who want to quit - King’s Mill Hospital is hosting a New Leaf information stand in the main entrance.

New Leaf representatives will be on hand to offer advice and guidance for people who want to kick the habit.

Evidence shows that smokers who access NHS support to quit are four times more likely to succeed than those who try to do it on their own. The service is free, effective and it is tailored to meet personal needs.

Since the hospital enforced their no smoking policies, they continue to provide smoking cessation information to patients and staff who want to quit. A New Leaf clinic runs every week to which all patients and staff are invited.

The recent addition of the New Leaf pregnancy drop-in clinics at King’s Mill Hospital also gives advice on the benefits of stopping smoking, either during or after pregnancy.

Dr Andrew Molyneux, Consultant Respiratory Physician at the Trust, said: “Patients, staff and visitors have benefited from a more healthy and pleasant environment since we banned smoking on the sites of Newark and King’s Mill hospitals”

“Every year, smoking devastates lives, with tobacco killing half of all smokers. Stopping smoking reduces your risk of getting a serious disease; it also helps you live longer, improves breathing and will also save you money”.