Specialist stop smoking advisors Joy and Stephanie were at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary yesterday promoting No Smoking Day.
It was a fantastic day, with 3 people registering on the day and 2 making out patients appointments and booked into clinics.
One person had a stop smoking support session as an in-patient. The client was going outside for a cigarette and after talking to advisors decided to access the stop smoking service for support. A support session was carried out at his bedside where he was given a voucher for NRT which was then obtained from the onsite pharmacy. On discharge, a follow up appointment was booked in our clinic. The client said: “My wife will be over the moon when I go home as a non-smoker, we have a new baby and I really want to stop smoking.”
Carbon monoxide readings were also taken and service leaflets were given out to people expressing an interest in the service.