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Break free on No Smoking Day

9 March 2010

Staff from Sport, Exercise and Health will be on hand on Wednesday 10 March – No Smoking Day – to offer advice and support to University employees and students who wish to quit smoking.

Thousands of No Smoking Day events are taking place all over the UK, including an ashtray amnesty, interactive stalls, dance displays and sports activities. Stop-smoking services and fire and rescue services, among others, will be out and about to help and support smokers who are ready to break the habit.

Bristol University is inviting all smokers who are ready to break free to visit its stand outside the Indoor Sports Centre on Tyndall Avenue between 12pm and 3pm on Wednesday. As part of the University’s ongoing commitment to improve the health and well-being of staff and students, trained stop smoking advisers will be on hand to give advice and support to those wanting to quit. Carbon monoxide testing and free fruit will also be available.

Kate Buchan, Healthy Lifestyle Officer at Bristol University, said: ‘Many smokers want to quit. They see smoking as an unattractive habit, but often struggle to find the will power to stop. But by attending weekly support sessions run by NHS Bristol Stop smoking service, quitters are four times more likely to succeed. My advice to smokers is to give themselves the best possible chance by preparing well for the challenge and gaining all the support they can from friends and family.’

For more information about the help on offer, call NHS Bristol Stop Smoking on 0117 984 1650.

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