A STOP SMOKING group have been launched in Rutherglen and Cambuslang.
NHS Lanarkshire have launched their Stop Smoking Service in partnership with the Community Matters shop on Rutherglen Main Street.
NHS Lanarkshire stop smoking groups provide help to smokers to quit with support from stop smoking advisors and other quitters.
Groups are held on a weekly basis for six weeks with two follow-up sessions. Free nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) is also available.
The first meeting involves discussing nicotine addiction, smoking routine and habits as well as group members sharing ways to quit smoking.
The stop smoking advisors will also test the carbon monoxide levels in your breath to monitor your progress and keep you motivated.
Lynne O’Hare, smoking cessation co-ordinator for Cambuslang and Rutherglen locality, said: “Previous experience show this service really does work and the benefits stopping smoking brings.
“Smokers who quit can reduce the risk of serious illnesses such as cancer, stroke and heart disease.”
The NHS Lanarkshire Stop Smoking Service are holding the class on Wednesday, January 28, at 6pm, in Rutherglen Health Centre.
A new group will commence every six weeks at the above venue, as well as Rutherglen Town Hall and Whitlawburn Community Resource Centre, with further venues to be added.