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Fire Service Supports No Smoking Day on March 13th 2019

Date : 12 March 2019

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Smoking is the biggest house fire killer and on No Smoking Day (March 13) East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service wants to help smokers give up the habit.

Cigarettes and other smoking products cause a third of all accidental fire fatalities in the home – the biggest killer in accidental fires. Many can be easily prevented by simply taking more care and East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service actively supports those trying to stop.

Service’s Health Co-ordinator, Sophie Hepworth, said: “Do you, any of your friends, family or colleagues need assistance with quitting smoking for good? If so, you are five times more likely to succeed with the help of a trained smoking advisor.”

"One You’’ East Sussex, is the  free Healthy Lifestyle service providing support to help people stop smoking, lose weight, eat healthier and improve overall health and wellbeing. 

If you live in the Brighton or Hove area email smokefree@brighton-hove.gov.uk or ring 01273 294589

Unsure about quitting? Here are a few health reasons to give up:

 If you are not sure about quitting, research has shown that stopping smoking gives you more energy.

  • Within two to 12 weeks of stopping smoking, your blood circulation improves.
  • Immune system will be boosted, making it easier to fight off colds and flu.
  • An increase in oxygen in the body can also reduce tiredness and the likelihood of headaches.

There are many other reasons to think about stopping smoking, so give it a try on March 13th.

To find out more you can visit:  https://oneyoueastsussex.org.uk/ or ring 01323 404600.

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