London,
09
January
2023
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14:56
Europe/Amsterdam

Make 2023 your year to quit smoking: New Year, New You

The City of London Corporation has launched a new campaign to help residents make their 2023 smoke free.

The New Year, New You campaign is offering thousands of people across City and Hackney free advice and support to help them kick a habit that costs the average smoker £40 a week. Saving money is even more important due to the current cost of living crisis and giving up smoking could save individuals more than £2,000 a year.

 The service provides anyone who lives, works or studies in the City or is registered at The Neaman Practice, access to nicotine replacement therapy and free one-to-one support with a stop smoking adviser for up to 12 weeks.

 Chairman of the City of London Corporation’s Community and Children’s Services Committee, Ruby Sayed, said:

 “Thousands of people have already quit smoking using Smokefree City & Hackney and you can quit too. Not only will you save yourself money, but you will feel fitter and healthier.

 “The service offers free one-to-one support from our advisers and, if you don’t pay for prescriptions, free nicotine replacement therapy. Giving up smoking is hard but with support and nicotine replacement therapy, or a vape, you are three times more likely to quit successfully.”

For more information about the New Year, New You campaign visit: www.smokefreecityandhackney.org or call: 0800 046 9946. You can also download the free NHS Quit Smoking app which helps you track your progress and see how much money you are saving.

 Notes to editors

The City of London Corporation is the governing body of the Square Mile dedicated to a vibrant and thriving City, supporting a diverse and sustainable London within a globally-successful UK –  www.cityoflondon.gov.uk