Public Health England (PHE) will be launching its Smokefree January campaign again in the new year to drive motivation to quit smoking, and pharmacies across England are being encouraged to get involved.
Smokers will be able to pick up Quit Cards from their local pharmacy to help them find the right support tool for them. PHE is inviting pharmacists to help distribute the Quit Cards to smokers in support of wider smoking cessation activity that they may have planned for January.
According to PHE nearly 1 in 5 adults smoke and there are around 90,000 regular smokers aged between 11 and 15. Smoking causes 17% of all deaths in people aged 35 and over.
The Quit Cards provide a great conversation starter with customers, they highlight the range of Smokefree support tools and are an easy way to introduce smoking cessation services. Quit Cards are made available to pharmacies free of charge.
You can place an order for 25 Quit Cards and a POS toolkit by calling 0300 123 1019. The order line will be open Monday to Friday, from 8am to 6pm, until 19th December 2015, or whilst stocks last.