Smoking Clinic at Glenrothes Fire Station
Archived news: published on Thursday 31 May 2012 by Fife Council
Working in partnership with Fife Fire and Rescue Service, the local NHS Stop Smoking Service is pleased to announce the start of a new Stop Smoking Clinic at Glenrothes Fire Station.
Both services are keen to work together to reduce some of the harmful effects of smoking. By stopping smoking the risk of developing many of the known smoking related conditions is lessened. By eliminating smoking in the home, the risk of injury or death from accidental home fires, which tobacco use is a contributory factor, is also reduced.
Smoking Cessation Co-ordinator, Wendy McCartney, said: “Stopping smoking remains one of the most effective ways in which individuals can improve their health. Engaging with local Stop Smoking Services boosts one’s chances of quitting for good compared to quitting without any help and advice.”
“Most people know the long term damage smoking can do to their health and why it makes sense to give up. What a lot of people don’t know is that more fires in which people are killed are as a result of carelessness with smoking materials than any other single cause.” said Steven Michie, Station Manager for Community Safety.
Starting on Tuesday 5th June, trained nurses will be available to offer advice and information on how to quit smoking. Free home fire safety checks can also be arranged.
For further information or to book an appointment at the Fire Station Clinic, please call Glenrothes and North East Fife Stop Smoking Service on 0800 025 3000
For more information contactThomas Fox, Station Manager - Glenrothes
Tel: 01592 741666 Contact Thomas Fox online
By Post: Fife Council, Glenrothes Fire Station, Huntsmans Road, Glenrothes, KY7 6RA