STRESS-FREE SUPPORT FROM LIVEWIRE THIS NO SMOKING DAY
Quitting smoking doesn’t have to be stressful is the message LiveWire’s SmokeFree Warrington team want to get across this No Smoking Day.
Wednesday 10th March is this year’s day dedicated to helping people stop smoking. And while quitting smoking isn’t always easy, getting expert support and accessing the right stop smoking aids can make a big difference and help you stop feeling like you need a cigarette all the time.
When you stop, you give your lungs the chance to repair – there are lots of other benefits too, and they start almost immediately. Stopping smoking not only improves your physical health, but is also proven to import your mental health and wellbeing.
Quitting can improve mood and help relieve stress, anxiety and depression and smokers who quit for four weeks are much more likely to quit for good.
LiveWire’s SmokeFree Warrington team has one of the best records in the country for helping people quit smoking for four weeks, so why not reach out this No Smoking Day and take the first step on your journey to quitting for good.
Lorraine Fishwick, Stop Smoking Advisor for LiveWire, said: “The last year has been difficult for many of us and stress and concern about our health is on the rise. For smokers this has pulled them one of two ways. On the one hand, the chances of smokers successfully quitting are has high as they’ve ever been. On the other, smokers experiencing stress, fear, anxiety are more likely to be smoking more.
“This No Smoking Day we want to take the opportunity to reassure smokers that quitting can be less stressful than they fear and can ultimately improve their sense of wellbeing. All of us have less control over our lives than we’d like at the moment, but smokers can take some positive control on No Smoking Day. We at Smokefree Warrington can support smokers seize the opportunity and look forward to a happier smokefree future.”
Cllr Maureen McLaughlin, Warrington Borough Council’s cabinet member for public health and wellbeing said: “Sometimes it can be difficult to quit on your own, but by getting support you are more likely not only to quit but also not to start up again.
“Smokers can get help when they want to stop, there’s lots of free support on offer, and by using the support that’s right for you, you’ll be boosting your chance of quitting for good.”
One successful quitter who came to LiveWire for support, Lucy Paton, said: “Getting text support to quit really helped me. I’m coping well and I haven’t caved despite lockdown. I haven’t even been thinking about smoking and finding distractions at home like decorating has made a big difference. Each day it gets a bit easier and it is definitely worth giving it a go.”
For more information on LiveWire’s SmokeFree Warrington support please visit https://livewirewarrington.co.uk/lifestyle/stop-smoking