Club helps smokes give the weed the boot

IPSWICH Town Football Club is teaming up with health professionals today to help people kick their smoking habit today.The Blues' community trust is working with the Suffolk Stop Smoking Service and the Kickfree campaign will launch at today's home match against Plymouth.

IPSWICH Town Football Club is teaming up with health professionals today to help people kick their smoking habit today.

The Blues' community trust is working with the Suffolk Stop Smoking Service and the Kickfree campaign will launch at today's home match against Plymouth.

In addition a new quit club will start at the club's Portman Road ground on Tuesday, February 10, and continue every Tuesday night from 6.45pm to 8.15pm.

The stop smoking advice is free and will include Ipswich Town goodies and other Portman Road experiences for successful quitters.

Tracy Green of the Suffolk Stop Smoking Service said: “Research shows smokers are up to four times more likely to stop smoking successfully if they get support from their local NHS Stop Smoking Service, compared with relying on willpower alone.

“We're hoping that any football fan who wants help to give up smoking will come and visit the Kickfree stand on Saturday.

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“It's a great opportunity for anyone who wants to quit to get the right advice in an environment where they feel comfortable.”

The new scheme is free and open to everyone, but places are limited so call 0800 085 6037 to book a slot.

Have you managed to kick the habit? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich IP4 1AN or e-mail eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk.

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