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A Resized Quitting Smoking Image cbJanuary 8 2018

Posters telling smokers to ‘Quit your way – with our support’ will be displayed in Scotland’s community pharmacies from this week.

The campaign was created after research by Health Scotland found smoking cessation services should have one national identity to improve uptake. NHS Inform’s Smokeline has already rebranded as Quit Your Way Scotland and all health boards will have adopted the identity by Stop Smoking Day on March 15, said the Scottish Government.

Scotland’s Public Health Minister Aileen Campbell said: “With stop smoking services now accepted as being twice as effective as do-it-yourself, there’s no better time to highlight the free support the NHS can offer.

“This is a real team effort – with NHS Scotland services, pharmacists and third sector partners all working together we can help more people to stop smoking and continue to make progress towards our ambition of creating a tobacco-free generation by 2034.”

Chief Executive of ASH Scotland Sheila Duffy added: “New Year is a time when many people choose to make a fresh start, and it’s a great time to quit smoking. There is no one way that works for everyone but your GP, pharmacist or the Quit Your Way Scotland website can offer free advice tailored for you that might really help.”

Links:
Scottish Government announcement      
Quit Your Way poster     

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