SMOKERS in the Dearne Valley trying to quit are behind offered free support to help them achieve their aim.
The team behind South Yorkshire Tobacco Control Collaborative — a joint venture by Doncaster and Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Councils and Sheffield City Council to tackle the harmful effects of tobacco — is urging smokers to get help to quit for a better chance of success.
Terri Roche, director of public health for Rotherham, said: “There are huge health benefits associated with kicking the habit.
“Quitting smoking can reduce the risk of developing lung cancer, as well as throat and mouth cancer and the chances of a heart attack.
Stop Smoking services offer expert advice and guidance on stopping smoking for good.
To find out more, contact your local stop smoking service on 0800 612 0011 (free from landlines) or visit www.yorkshiresmokefree.nhs.uk.