Staff at South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust have picked up two awards for helping patients to quit smoking. The surgical pre-assessment team at The James Cook University Hospital and the trust’s maternity department received special recognition in the South Tees Stop Smoking Service 2018/19 Awards.
For some smokers in their 30s and 40s, the thought of cancer or COPD is often dismissed as a risk that feels years away… But now two former smokers and cancer survivors are making personal appeals in a graphic quit smoking campaign that urges smokers to quit and reduce their risk – and never assume it won’t happen to them.
South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has signed a national pledge to go smokefree by March 2019. The 12-month countdown officially starts this Wednesday – National No Smoking Day – with the launch of a hard-hitting campaign to stop people smoking in the women and children’s entrance way at The James Cook University Hospital.