New Year, New You campaign launches to help City residents quit smoking

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New Year, New You campaign launches to help City residents cut out cigarettes
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Is kicking the habit on your New Year’s resolution list? If so, free support from a dedicated adviser could help you leave smoking in 2022.

The City’s New Year, New You campaign is open to people across the Square Mile, and Hackney, and could leave those utilising gratis services better off not just in health terms – but financially as well.

Ditching cigarettes can save an estimated £40 per week – around £2,000 a year.

New Year, New You provides anyone who lives, works or studies in the City or is registered at The Neaman Practice access to nicotine replacement therapy and free one-to-one support with a stop smoking adviser for up to 12 weeks.

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Chairman of the City of London Corporation’s Community and Children’s Services Committee, Ruby Sayed, said: “Thousands of people have already quit smoking using Smokefree City & Hackney and you can quit too. Not only will you save yourself money, but you will feel fitter and healthier.

“The service offers free one-to-one support from our advisers and, if you don’t pay for prescriptions, free nicotine replacement therapy. Giving up smoking is hard but with support and nicotine replacement therapy, or a vape, you are three times more likely to quit successfully.”

For more information about the New Year, New You campaign visit: www.smokefreecityandhackney.org or call: 0800 046 9946.

Download the free NHS Quit Smoking app to track progress and money saved.

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