Smokers wanting to quit are urged to use Croydon support services

Cllr Margaret Mead with the Heart Town banner

Cllr Margaret Mead with the Heart Town banner

First published in News
Last updated
Croydon Guardian: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

Those who have vowed to quit smoking for their New Year’s resolution are being urged to take advantage of a number of support services.

Helping people to give up smoking is a major priority for Croydon Council after they became a Heart Town last year.

It is a five-year campaign run by the council in partnership with the British Heart Foundation to tackle and raise awareness of heart disease.

There are a range of services to available to support those who want to quit smoking.

People can go to the council’s healthy living hub in Central Library where they can receive one-on-one support.

There are also specialist services at Croydon University Hospital.

Those wanting to quit can also visit the Solutions 4 Health mobile clinic in High Street, Croydon or at New Addington market.

Councillor Margaret Mead, cabinet member for health, said: "The dangers of smoking are well-documented, as are the benefits of quitting.

"But it is often overlooked how difficult it can be for smokers to give up.

"That is why there is support that can be tailored to different people’s needs and really make a difference to help people improve their health.

"A lot of smokers would like to quit, and we urge them to get in touch and find out about the help available."

Visit www.nhs.uk/smokefree for more advice and support.

Comments (0)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree