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A new quit smoking support service, launched by the HSE just in time for the many thousands of Irish smokers who are hoping to stub out once and for all this January, could help quitters to double their chances of curbing their deadly habit for good.
Due to ongoing public demand, the highly successful Geoff Anthony Stop Smoking Clinic returns once again to the Creggan Court Hotel, Athlone, on Monday October 20.
Mayo General Hospital held a very successful information day on quitting smoking in the hospital recenty. The event was organised by Claudia Oliveira, respiratory scientist and Michelle Redmond, a/respiratory clinical nurse specialist. The aim of the day was to inform members of the public, patients, and staff of the importance of quitting smoking. In addition, visitors to the information day were offered a carbon monoxide (CO) test. CO is a poisonous gas that has no colour or smell. It is one of the products found in tobacco smoke and this breath test can tell how much CO a smoker has in his/her body.
As Lent gets into full swing, many people will be trying to kick their smoking habit.
A leading expert in smoking cessation, Professor Peter Hajek of the Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine, London, will be in Galway on Friday February 21 to host a one-day expert training course in effective strategies to help smokers quit.
Boots Mullingar will be holding a ‘Stop For Good’ smoking cessation event today, Friday May 3, between 10am and 4pm.
“I completely understand why you wouldn’t want to give it up,” said Dr David Abrams, an addiction researcher at the National Institutes of Health. “It’s more difficult to get off nicotine than heroin or cocaine.” Dr Abrams and Michael Fiore, MD, a professor of medicine at the University of Wisconsin, both agree that counselling is the best way to quit smoking for good.
People who want to quit smoking - the main preventable cause of death and disability - this year can avail of support from Galway University Hospitals.
Some years back the largest study ever conducted into stopping smoking was undertaken in the USA and published in the New Scientist magazine. It studied everything from willpower, nicotine patches, positive thinking, placebos, chewing gum - and the conclusion was that most of the methods turned out to be hopeless. Hypnosis however came out as the most effective anti-smoking technique. Figures showed that hypnotherapy was 300 per cent more successful than nicotine replacement therapies and 500 per cent more successful than methods that are based on willpower alone.
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