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Quit for COVID – there has never been a more important time for smokers to quit

SMOKERS in Sunderland are being urged to quit to reduce the risks of severe symptoms if they get COVID-19.

Smoking tobacco damages the lungs, weakens the immune system and causes a range of severe respiratory problems. Evidence so far suggests people who smoke may be at increased risk of severe disease if they get COVID-19.

Lots of people have made an attempt to quit in recent months. If you’re a smoker and you want to be one of them, there is support to help.

Gill Kelly, specialist stop smoking service lead nurse for the Sunderland Specialist Stop Smoking Service said: “We are getting calls every day now from smokers who are determined that they want to quit at this point in time.

“Even if you’ve tried before and didn’t manage don’t give up on quitting because you can do it. Many smokers try several times before they succeed, but getting the right support and using stop smoking aids to help ease the cravings gives you a much better chance of success.”

If you are ready to make the change, please give us a call and arrange an appointment with Sinead.

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