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More Dorset Smokers Stubbing Out


8:22am 23rd August 2013

"More people are quitting cigarettes in Dorset" according to public health teams.

Wessex FM has been speaking with local Health Programme Advisors after new figures revealed there's been an increase in smoking related hospital admissions.

More than 1.6 million people were admitted last year.

In Dorset, we're better than the national benchmark for smoking attributed deaths from heart disease though.

It's something that concerns Tracey Rowland from Dorset's Public Health Team and she says there are loads of local services available to help.

"It's really important for people, even if they start smoking from a young age, they think smoking related illnesses will never happen to them. But the sooner they stop the more improvement there will be to your health. You just never know what's round the corner!"

Tracy says there are loads of ways to quit from pens and patches to sprays or just the old cold turkey.

"It's about finding the right produce for the right person. They may have tried something in te past and thought, no that doesn't work for me. But there's a whole array of products now to suit your level of smoking and to suit you as a person."

For more information on how to quit in Dorset, click here OR call freephone their 24 hour answer message service on 0800 007 6653 and a member of the health team will get back to you.

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