General Health and Wellbeing

Help Reduce Smoking in Medway

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Help Reduce Smoking in Medway

Please be aware that this course is only available to those that live or work in Medway.


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7th May 2024 09:30 - 11:30
1 Day
Free
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Available 16 places remaining

Tobacco dependence or smoking remains the single biggest cause of preventable illness and death. The stark reality is approximately 64,000 people – young people, parents, grandparents, friends – are killed by their habit each year. Sadly, smokers lose on average 10 years of life.

 

The good news? .. Supporting England to be a smokefree society would lift around 2.6 million adults and 1 million children out of poverty.

 

Contrary to popular belief, not even smokers like smoking. Most smokers say they want to quit, however without support, 95% of quit attempts end in relapse within a year. Ask any ex-smoker. It is our job to provide supportive, free services that allow all smokers to try again and again.  

 

This interactive session aims to provide you with an understanding of tobacco dependence and its impact on the people and the environment around us. We will equip you with the knowledge and skills to confidently signpost to the most appropriate services.

Target Audience

Anyone who has a wide range of contacts within the community; enabling them to contribute towards improving health and wellbeing in Medway.

What is covered?

• Issues relating to smoking and tobacco control in Medway

• Signpost services available for resident

 

There is no charge for this Training, except if there is failure to attend without giving notice, when a charge of £50 may be incurred. 

If for any reason you are unable to attend or no longer require the Training, please cancel your place on the course through our Training Portal or email phworkforcetraining@medway.gov.uk

as it allows another person to attend.

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