Support to Stop Smoking
Free Stop Smoking Course
Quitting smoking is the best thing you can do for your health. Have you tried quitting as part of a group?
As part of the Healthy Trinity initiative and to support Trintiy becoming a tobacco free campus, the Health and Sports Centres are running a FREE stop smoking course for students and staff. Going through the highs and lows of quitting with others might be just what you need.
Course starting: Thursday, 14th March 2019
Time: 1.05-1.50 for 4-6 weeks
Location: The Sports Centre
The course will cover topics like readiness to stop, dealing with cravings, the pros and cons of stopping and using patches or nicotine replacement therapies.
Tobacco Free Trinity
The Tobacco Free Trinity policy aims to support those who want to be smoke free. During the pilot there was an 83% reduction in smoking from 2016 to 2018 in Trinity's Tobacco Free Zones. People forget what it was like outside the Arts Building in 2016. This chart of >1000 checks, shows that while some people continue to smoke there, most people don't.
We're grateful to those who respect the the Tobacco Free Zones policy. It means a cleaner campus and fresh air for all.
Like this facebook page www.facebook.com/HSEquit and get started quitting smoking. It'll be one of the best things you've ever done for your health.
Even if you don't want to quit today or tomorrow, by liking the page you'll get reminders of what a good idea it is to stop when you're ready!
The National Smokers QuitLine
It doesn't matter how you stop, only that you do. Try everything! The National Smokers Quit line is an excellent resource and has trained counsellors who can help. Phone them on call save 1850 201 203.
Top Apps for Quitting Smoking
This article in the Sydney Morning Herald highlights some of the best apps for quitting smoking. Well worth a read.
Online Help from Stickk.com
This site might be just the push you need to stop smoking. If you want to, you can pledge money to stop smoking. It's based on the idea that losing something ie money is often more of a motivator than gaining. More details on their website.
This all singing, all dancing anti tobacco industry video from the Truth campaign is very funny and well worth two minutes of your time.