A NEW initiative has launched in Caerphilly today to help people quit smoking.

Help Me Quit was launched by NHS Wales to increase awareness of the range of stop smoking help that is available to them.

Statistics say there are currently 31,000 smokers living in Caerphilly, with nearly 21,000 of them trying to quit. Recent research undertaken with Welsh smokers suggests that are low levels of awareness in the NHS stop smoking help that’s available. 

A spokesman said: “There have been several stop smoking service brands in use across Wales and Help Me Quit has been launched to bring these together to make it clearer for smokers to get all support and guidance they need to quit smoking.”

Public Health Wales public health consultant Ashley Gould added: “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.”