From today (October 29, 2012), smokers in parts of the UK can use a unique online professional support service to help them quit smoking. The SmokeFreeLife online support service available via the website of QUIT, the UK stop-smoking charity, offers advice, support, tips, background information and the world’s first online stop-smoking service to feature video chat and instant text messaging. The service also includes issuing medications and carbon monoxide monitoring for quitters. QUIT has partnered with Solutions4Health to offer the service. “This sort of support is especially valuable for smokers in otherwise hard-to-reach parts of the community, such as pregnant smokers, minority ethnic groups, routine and manual workers.” said Leena Sankla, Solutions4Health’s Project Director. Press release (PDF)
In England, See NHS Stoptober campaign – includes online, texting, app, social media coverage by PCTs etc.
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