Hertfordshire Health Improvement Service has advised that the recent demand for help and support to quit smoking has been overwhelming with over 600 referrals in just 3 weeks. They have increased their capacity and now have over 180 hours of telephone appointments dedicated to support smokers because of their concerns about Covid-19 and smoking.
If you smoke, you have an increased risk of severe illness with COVID-19. Your doctor would like you to stop smoking as soon as possible. Contact Hertfordshire Health Improvement Service on 0800 389 3 998 OR text quit4covid to 80818 for telephone support and medication to quit smoking.
The continued support from your GP Practice of stop smoking services is very much appreciated and we aim to provide the very best service we can for all patients.
Hertfordshire County Council
For more information, please view the Stop Smoking section of the Wellbeing Centre.