Smokefree City & Hackney launches ‘New Year, New You’ campaign

Smokefree City and Hackney

Smokefree City & Hackney is encouraging workers and residents in the City of London to consider giving up smoking as one of their New Year’s resolutions.

As part of its ‘New Year, New You’ campaign, Smokefree City & Hackney is asking people to use its service to help them kick the habit and enjoy the health and financial benefits throughout 2022 and beyond.

Smokefree City & Hackney is the stop smoking service for adults aged 18 and over who live, work, or study in the City of London or Hackney, or who have a GP with a practice in the City or Hackney.

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The service offers medication, which is free-of-charge to those who don’t pay for NHS prescriptions, and free, one-to-one support over the phone for up to three months.

Since 2018, Smokefree City & Hackney has supported over 3,000 local people to stop smoking.

Chair of the City of London Corporation’s Health and Wellbeing Board, Marianne Fredericks, said: “As an ex-smoker who kicked the habit 30 years ago, I know that it can be a real challenge to give up smoking, watch people smoking around you, deal with the cravings for a cigarette and yet, to stay away from them for good.

“It takes real determination and willpower but with the right help and support, you can do it, so I am very happy to support Smokefree City & Hackney’s campaign and wish you well in your efforts to become a ‘new you’ next year.”

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