Greenwich

Quit smoking for good with the Greenwich Stop Smoking roadshow

Published Wednesday, 24 January 2018

The roadshow is touring the borough over the next seven weeks.

Free lung age tests, carbon monoxide readings and one-to-one support will be available from a team of friendly stop smoking advisors who can help you quit smoking for good.

The Royal Borough of Greenwich delivers the annual roadshow - which visits high footfall areas such as high streets and supermarkets - in partnership with Charlton Athletic Community Trust.

Over 1,100 smokers kicked the habit with support from Greenwich Stop Smoking Service in 2016/17 alone.

Roadshow dates

The 'Quit Your Way Today' roadshow will be visiting the following locations from week commencing 22 January:

  • Tuesdays - Sainsbury's Charlton, 10am to 5pm
  • Wednesdays - Asda Charlton, 10am to 5pm
  • Thursdays - Woolwich Market, 10am to 5pm
  • Fridays - Passey Place, Eltham, 10am to 5pm
  • Saturdays - General Gordon Square, Woolwich, 11am to 5pm 

Pregnant women and new mums will be signposted to children's centre drop-in sessions and Greenwich Stop Smoking Service's specialist stop smoking clinics based at Queen Elizabeth hospital.

Smoking responsible for five Greenwich deaths each week

Councillor David Gardner, Cabinet Member for Health and Adult Social Care, said: "Although the number of smokers in the Royal Borough is reducing, smoking is still responsible for five deaths in Greenwich every week which is five deaths too many.

"There are so many ways to quit smoking that there's never been a better time to kick the habit and the Greenwich Stop Smoking Service can help, whether you choose to opt for drop-in centre sessions, stop smoking medications or e-cigarettes."

'Make this the last time you give up smoking'

Deborah Browne, Head of Health Improvement at Charlton Athletic Community Trust, said: "We have been helping residents in Greenwich quit smoking since 2007 and we're really happy to continue to do so.

"It doesn't matter how many times you've tried to stop before, our service is tailored to you and we will continue to help you by providing support with stop smoking medications and the help you may need to ensure you make this the last time you give up smoking."

Get help from other quitters

You can also get support online via Twitter or Facebook where you can share tips and advice with fellow quitters. Follow @KTH_CACT on Twitter and use #QuitYourWay or visit the Charlton Athletic Community Trust Facebook page.

For more information about dates and locations, visit the Live Well Greenwich website or Greenwich Stop Smoking website.