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Southern Health to host “Smoking, Quitting, Vaping – What’s New?” event at Eastleigh

8 January 2018

 

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Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust is holding an information event on Tuesday 30 January from 6pm – 8pm at Wells Place, Eastleigh SO50 5LJ.  The ‘Medicine for Members’ event will be hosted by Quit4Life, Hampshire stop smoking service.  

Julia Robson, Quit4Life Head of Service, and Wendy Bennett, Quit4Life Senior Manager will be leading the session talking about tobacco addiction, how to refer into Quit4Life, how the service supports smokers to quit, e-cigarettes and vaping plus the new initiatives  including the recent launch of the new E-cig voucher scheme. 

If you or anyone you know is determined to give up smoking this year, come along to the event to find out how you can get help from Quit4Life. Anyone is welcome to attend, please book your place as they are limited.  A place can be booked online https://medicineformembers.eventbrite.co.uk, email communications@southernhealth.nhs.uk or by calling 023 8087 4666.

     

Julia explained “We know to quit smoking can be difficult.  We have a dedicated team of professional advisers who are committed to helping smokers who live or work in Hampshire who want to quit.  We offer a range of support methods including weekly face to face appointments, sessions, telephone support, workplace support, self-help and online support that can make all the difference between success and failure.  We have recently launched our new e-cig voucher scheme to support those interested in quitting with an e-cig”

 

Wendy said “Our new Quit and Get Fit partnership course with Hampshire Fire and Rescue has been really successful with one quitter getting a tattoo with the money she saved!”

Hayley, a professional hair designer from Eastleigh, decided to give smoking the boot after discovering she was expecting her first baby. Hayley has now stopped smoking, both her and her baby are really benefiting. “Now, I have no scary stories from my midwife, and no comments from others about the smell of stale smoke! I have clear skin, better teeth and my hair smells nice again. I feel so much happier! And I have more money to spend on things for the upcoming arrival of our new baby girl. It is scary, but you can do it! Do it when you are ready. And don’t panic if you have a slip-up – Quit4Life will not judge you, just help.” 

Medicine for Members events give our members and the public the opportunity to learn more about the services we provide. Each event has a guest speaker, which offers those attending the opportunity to hear more about different specialties and conditions and gives them the opportunity to ask questions in an open Q&A session. There will be a number of different events across Hampshire throughout next year, which will enable local communities to learn more about the care we provide in their area and how the health service is responding to the many different challenges it is facing.  If you would like to join find out more on our website http://www.southernhealth.nhs.uk/get-involved/membership/

 

 

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For more information please contact Sarah Reed from the Communications Team on 02380 874666 or email sarah.reed@southernhealth.nhs.uk  

 

Notes to editors

The Medicine for member’s events will occur monthly throughout the year across Hampshire.

About Quit4Life

Quit4Life provides a Free NHS service across Hampshire, with the exception of the unitary authorities of Southampton and Portsmouth.

For those who need help quitting in Southampton and Portsmouth, please visit https://www.southamptonhealthyliving.org.uk/stop-smoking/ for Southampton and https://www.portsmouth.gov.uk/ext/health-and-care/health/quit-smoking for Portsmouth. 

We have a dedicated team of professional advisers who are committed to helping smokers who live or work in Hampshire who want to quit.  As well as following evidence-based methods of treatment and support, our advisers have extensive experience and understand the difficulties that may be faced. They offer the support that can make all the difference between success and failure.  Quit4Life aims to reach as many people as possible who may be thinking of giving up.  

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