A smoke free new year for quitters

Arbroath mum Denise Bell is already looking forward to a healthier and richer 2014 after quitting smoking after 16 years.

The mum-of-three was determined to quit following her 40th birthday last year.

Her GP put her in touch with NHS Tayside Smoke Free Services and Denise signed up for the Quit4U scheme and attended local smoking cessation classes.

Denise said she has already seen major benefits since giving up smoking.

She said: “I can do so much more than I used to and my breathing is better. Your general health just improves. I am saving money since I stopped too, you notice it when you get to the end of the month and you have extra money to spend.”

Anyone who wants to stop smoking can call NHS Tayside Smoke Free Services on 0845 600 999 6 to find out about the ways in which they can help people to become smoke-free.