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Hull and East Riding smokers to get ready for battle on No Smoking Day 2014

06 March, 2014

Smokers in Hull and the East Riding are being urged to prepare for victory against cigarettes and give up for good on No Smoking Day, Wednesday 12th March 2014. This year’s No Smoking Day theme is ‘V’ for Victory, which is set to inspire hundreds of thousands of smokers to win the fight against cigarettes.

Hull City’s mascot Roary the Tiger will be joining City Health Care Partnership CIC’s Stop Smoking team, who will be on King Edward Street in Hull City Centre from 9am to 4pm on No Smoking Day. The team and their popular Wilma Willpower mascot will be giving out information and advice to inspire people to quit and to sign up anyone who is ready to stop smoking.

Paula Middleton, senior promotion lead said:

“No Smoking Day is a great opportunity for us to encourage and support smokers in Hull and East Riding to quit along with hundreds of thousands of other people across the UK.

“We know that quitting isn’t easy but we want to reassure smokers that FREE and convenient support is available for them and that they can win the battle against cigarettes.”

There is a much higher chance of succeeding with support and this is why the Hull and East Riding Stop Smoking Service is spreading the word to smokers about the wide range of free services (including free nicotine replacement therapy like patches or gum), which are locally available to them.  The service has one of the highest quit rates in the UK, giving Hull and East Riding quitters the best chance of success.

Quitting smoking is the single best thing people can do for their health and the team want to arm smokers with information and support that will send them on the road to victory. Mark Wednesday 12th March in your diary and join the hundreds of thousands quitters across the country to stub out cigarettes for good.

For more information and support to help you quit, visit: or text QUIT to 61825 (normal network rates apply) or call Freephone 0800 915 59 59