Public Health England is encouraging smokers to quit cigarettes for 28 days throughout October, and Charlton Athletic Community Trust (CACT) is supporting the campaign. Smoking cessation is an important part of the Health Improvement programme CACT delivers on behalf of the Royal Borough of Greenwich.
There are many benefits of quitting smoking. For example, it significantly reduces your risk of developing serious illnesses and can improve your breathing. It can also improve the appearance of your teeth and skin, and it will save you money!
Kicking the habit is not always as easy as just not smoking. Nicotine, the drug found in tobacco products, is a highly addictive substance and it's the nicotine withdrawal that can make it difficult to quit.
But that's where CACT's Health Improvement advisors come in. Quitting is not something that you have to do on your own; CACT's Stop Smoking advisors are there to support you every step of the way, whichever way you choose. Last year, they helped 240 people quit smoking, a success rate nearly twice the national average.
Support is available throughout Greenwich.
Pop along to one of CACT's Stop Smoking drop in's - no appointment needed- or find our Kick The Habit outreach team at various venues throughout the Borough:-
Tuesday 2nd October - Masters Pharmacy 10am - 4pm
Wednesday 3rd October - Coldharbour 10 - 5pm
Thursday 4th October - The Forum, Greenwich 10am - 5pm
Friday 5th October - New Eltham Co-op 10am - 5pm
Each Saturday in October - Tesco Woolwich 11am - 3pm
Tuesday 9th October - Asda, Charlton 10am - 5pm
Wednesday 10th October - Eltham Community Hospital 10am - 4pm
Thursday 11th October - Thamesmere Leisure Centre 12pm - 5pm
Friday 12th October - Clover Health Centre 10am - 3pm
Tuesday 16th October - The Forum, Greenwich 10am - 4pm
Wednesday 17th October - Eltham Community Hospital 10am - 4pm
Thursday 18th October - Thamesmere Leisure Centre 12pm - 5pm
Friday 19th October - St James Pharmacy 10am - 3pm
Tuesday 23rd October - Village Pharmacy 10am - 4pm
Wednesday 24th October - Eltham Community Hospital 10am - 4pm
Thursday 25th October - Thamesmere Leisure Centre 12pm - 5pm
Friday 26th October - Clover Health Centre 10am - 3pm
Venues subject to change.
Alternatively, call the Live Well Greenwich Line on 0800 470 4831 to discuss your quit journey.