NEW hope is on the horizon for smokers who are keen to kick the habit.
NHS Wirral’s Quit Stop Wirral campaign is reaching out to smokers who try to battle their demons alone instead of seeking support from their GP or local clinic.
Mike Donnelly, Smoke Free Wirral programme manager, said: “The majority of smokers who decide to quit opt to do it on their own rather than arrange a meeting at their GP surgery to talk about their habits. We are targeting people in areas where there are a high number of smokers and trying to offer them support on their terms.”
As part of the scheme, Quit Stop Wirral is setting up mobile trailers in town centres where smokers can walk in and pick up vouchers or a prescription for nicotine patches.
Mr Donnelly added: “They can just walk on, get seen and go straight over to Boots to pick up the things they need.”
Service users are also entered into a prize draw when they have been smoke-free for four weeks, meaning they are in with a chance of winning £100, £50 or £500 worth of ASDA vouchers.