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Single Smokers in Suffolk urged to Quit

February 16th, 2012

Single smokers across Suffolk who are considering giving up cigarettes have been encouraged to sign up for Live Well Suffolks stop smoking clinics, following a recent survey from the Department of Health which revealed that smoking is one of the biggest turn offs.

Of the 1,700 people surveyed half suggested they would think twice about starting a serious relationship with a heavy smoker. Additionally, three quarters of young people aged 18-24 said they would not kiss someone who had just smoked a cigarette.

Tim Roberts, Director of Live Well Suffolk said: “This research shows that smoking can be seen as a big deal breaker for many single people looking for a relationship. We would urge anyone who is thinking of giving up smoking to give us a call – we are running free stop smoking clinics across the county which help support people through the hardest part of quitting.

“Our clinics are run by trained advisors who can offer advice and guidance and we are confident that people are up to four times more likely to quit with us than on their own. So we are urging people to sign up and let us help them quit the habit for good!”

Live Well Suffolk is working hard to support individuals across the county who wish to stop smoking. Its new campaign, ‘1,000 smokers wanted’ aims to encourage 1,000 people across Suffolk to sign up for  free stop smoking clinics held in various locations throughout the county..

Smoking kills three people every day in Suffolk and is the leading cause of preventable deaths in the county.

For more information about the clinics, or for details on how to sign up visit www.livewellsuffolk.org.uk or phone 01473 229292

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