The integrated community-based model aims to ensure that those who want to quit smoking receive assistance tailored to their specific needs and circumstances.
It aims to build community experience and skills by creating a large and diverse pool of trained staff, including school nurses, health visitors, family support staff and Community Connectors, located in community centers located north, center and south of the city.
The new approach, which aims to reach more people, is based on state-of-the-art research that recognizes that combining the use of e-cigarettes with short-term intervention is the most successful way to stop smoking.
The need for change is highlighted by statistics showing that the number of people applying to local smoking cessation services has dropped by an average of 40% since 2014/15 – although there are still more than 14,000 smokers in Hartlepool.
You can find a leaflet here that provides more information about the new approach and sources of support for quitting smoking
When you try to quit smoking, you may have difficulty beating your passions. Click here for more information on a number of techniques that can be used to cope with this.