Quit advice for Cumbernauld smokers to them through the first 72

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Advisers will be on hand to give advice to Cumbernauld shoppers looking to quit smoking today (Friday).

The Quit Your Way roadshow is visiting Asda Cumbernauld until 7pm as part of a national tour, offering support to help smokers get through the first 72 hours of quitting, and beyond.

For some, the first 72 hours of stopping smoking can be particularly tough as the body starts to crave nicotine, however research shows that with the right support, smokers are twice as likely to stop smoking for good.

Currently, one in five smokers in Scotland (22 per cent) are trying to stop, with almost three quarters of smokers (73 per cent) having attempted to quit in the past.

With research showing three quarters (75 per cent) of smokers agreed that the first 72 hours of quitting are the hardest, advisers will have iPads on hand to take people through Quit Your Way online, and stress balls will be handed out to help quitters through those difficult moments.

Sheila Duffy, chief executive of health charity ASH Scotland, said: “Making that choice for yourself is key. Some smokers just stop, and find it easier than they thought. For others it can take a number of tries to find out what works best. Each time you try, you will learn something about yourself.

“There’s no one way that works for everyone, but quitting smoking is well worth it however many attempts it takes to succeed. It’s the best thing you can do for your own health and for those you love.”

Find out more at Quit Your Way