1. ITV Report

Want to give up smoking? NHS launches to campaign to show where you can get help

NHS Wales is launching a campaign to make it easier for people to find help if they want to give up smoking.

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It said 'Help Me Quit' will bring together all of the stop smoking brands in Wales to support the 68% of the estimated 492,000 people who would like to give up.

Estimated people in Wales who want to quit smoking

According to NHS Wales, recent research suggests there are 'low levels of awareness' of the free expert help available as well as 'limited understanding' and 'misperception' about the type of support.

A report by anti-smoking charity ASH Wales in 2014 said smokers are 'four times more likely to quit' successfully by using medication alongside behavioural support, than if they attempt to quit unaided.

What works for one person may not work for another, but with Help Me Quit, we have a dedicated team that can talk through all the options, and get you off to a flying start to a smokefree future. This means people throughout Wales who are trying to quit smoking have an even greater chance of succeeding.

– Ashley Gould, Public Health Wales