Yorkshire Smokefree Support During The Coronavirus Pandemic
Published at 19 March, 2020.
In light of the national efforts to reduce the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) we are stopping face-to-face stop smoking consultations from immediate effect.
It is still vitally important that we help smokers to quit because smoking harms the immune system and smokers are therefore less protected against infections like coronavirus.
Smokers are therefore at greater risk of:
- getting acute respiratory infections
- infections lasting longer
- infections being more serious than it would be for someone who does not smoke
Advice to Existing Clients:
We continue to deliver high quality telephone support so if you are currently receiving telephone support from us, this will continue as normal.
If you were attending face to face sessions with an adviser or you were having group support, this will be replaced by support from an adviser over the phone.
We will make sure our clients continue to receive stop smoking medications-your adviser will explain to you how this will happen.
Advice to New Clients who would like to use the Service
If you are not currently receiving support from us, but you would like to use this opportunity to stop smoking, we would love to hear from you.
This is a worrying time for all of us and people are looking for what they can do to protect themselves and others. For smokers, quitting or temporarily stopping during this outbreak is one of the best things they could do right now.
Contact us on 0800 612 0011 (free from landlines), 0330 660 1166 (free from most mobiles) –
Opening hours: Monday - Saturday 8:30am - 4:30pm
or request a callback at a time that suits you via https://yorkshiresmokefree.nhs.uk/pages/callback-request