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a no smoking signMarch 6 2018

Smokers in Scotland intending to quit on No Smoking Day (March 14) are being encouraged to let people know which quitting method they will use.

Under the theme ‘Pick your way’, NHS Inform’s campaign emphasises that everyone is different and the decision to quit smoking has to be the individual’s own choice. This means “it’s all about working out what’s right for you to increase your chances of quitting for good.”

Options suggested by the campaign are:

  • thinking of free Champix or NRT from the pharmacy;
  • looking into e-cigarettes;
  • planning to go it alone with willpower;
  • accessing support from the NHS.

Using social media, the campaign wants smokers to use the hashtag #TellUsYourWay and make a statement about how they intend quit smoking. Announcing the intended quit day and the intended method can help smokers better commit to quitting, and means friends and family are better placed to provide support and motivation.

Community Pharmacy Scotland has pointed out that this year’s campaign links with the recent redesign of Scottish smoking cessation services (including community pharmacy) to ‘Quit Your Way’. “You can help let the people you see in pharmacy know about the campaign by speaking to them about it or using the materials that NHS Inform have produced, including posters, email banners and social media images,” said CPS.

Campaign resources can be downloaded via the NHS Inform website.

Links:
NHS Inform No Smoking Day information          
NHS Inform resources  
CPS statement 

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