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News: No Smoking Day 2020

Stopping smoking is good for your physical and mental health!

Today is National No Smoking Day and at Oxleas NHS, we’ll be doing our best to encourage people to start their stop smoking journey, whether they are colleagues or service users.

Quitting has been proven over time to improve mood and help relieve stress, anxiety and depression.

As part of this year’s awareness day, people are being encouraged to quit together to increase their chance of success.

As part of the day’s activities at Oxleas, we will be doing carbon monoxide and lung age readings with staff and service users at the Bracton Centre and in the gym at Memorial Hospital. 

Practical advice around Nicotine Replacement Therapy and the benefits of increased physical activity will also be available.

At Oxleas House, we’ll be doing intervention smoking cessation training with service users.

Director of Nursing, Jane Wells, said: "Lung cancer is the most common cause of cancer mortality among the over 50s in England and survival is lower here than in other countries.

"It is important, as part of National No Smoking Day, that we raise awareness of lung cancer prevention and of the symptoms associated with it. There is lots of help available for those who do want to quit smoking – what better day than today, to make that commitment?"

Published on 11th March 2020