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Ex-smokers are big savers

The smoking cessation group at Springfield Medical Centre celebrate kicking the habit

The smoking cessation group at Springfield Medical Centre celebrate kicking the habit

An Arbroath smoking cessation group was able to splash out this Christmas after kicking the habit meant they saved a total of £20,000 over six months.

The stop smoking programme at Springfield Medical Centre provided support and information to help people give up smoking.

And overall the group saved a total of around £20,000 over a six month period.

Tayside Smoke Free Services smoking cessation coordinator Kelly Cruickshanks said: “Giving up smoking can be challenging but with the right knowledge, tools and motivation, it is a goal that anyone can accomplish.

“As well as making financial savings from stopping smoking, some members of the group were eligible to join quit4u and received up to £150 in vouchers from participating supermarkets.

“The group shared their quit tips and techniques and kept each other motivated throughout.

“There is a real community spirit within groups and I am so proud of their achievements and wish them continued success on their quit journey.

“We are now looking forward to the next group sessions continuing in January throughout Angus.”

Anyone who wants to stop smoking can call NHS Tayside Smoke Free Services on 0845 600 9996 to find out about all the ways in which NHS Tayside can help support people to become smoke-free.

 

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