Trust helps 2,000 quit smoking in Norfolk and Suffolk

Health workers in Norfolk and Suffolk have helped more than 2,000 people quit smoking in a year.

Between April 2009 and the end of March 2010, NHS Great Yarmouth and Waveney set a target of helping 1,562 stop smoking.

But new figures show the primary care trust helped 2,039 people quit cigarettes - 30% above its target.

The stop smoking service provides nicotine replacement therapy and other help for smokers.

Vicki Snelgrove, of NHS Great Yarmouth and Waveney, said: "We are absolutely delighted with these figures, which show that more than 2,000 people are now enjoying a much healthier life after stubbing it out once and for all.

"We've worked hard to make sure the service we offer is easy to access and offers lots of choice for smokers so that we can help them to find the solution which suits them."

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