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Wednesday 25 April 2018

New smoking cessation course to start in Balbriggan

A new round of We Can Quit, a free smoking cessation course organised by the Irish Cancer Society, is set to start in Balbriggan this month.

Recent analysis shows that around half of the total participants in the overall programme had quit smoking at the end of the 12 week course.

The new courses will begin in the Castleland Community Centre at 7pm on Wednesday, September 20

Women from the local area are invited to sign up for the programme, which is a free course which supports women in joining forces to quit smoking together.

Rachel Burke, Community Cancer Prevention Officer at the Irish Cancer Society said: 'We Can Quit has gone from strength to strength since it was set up in 2013. Over the last 4 years, approximately 300 women from Dublin and Cork have completed the 12 week course and, more importantly, our analysis of the programme and its quit rate shows that it has very real and tangible results.'

'Giving up smoking is really hard, and we understand that, but We Can Quit offers women support and encouragement to get through it.

'Through the programme, women can access a friendly and supportive network of like-minded women who really understand what they are going through, and often they stay in touch and continue meeting up long after the course has finished."

For more information on We Can Quit or to sign up for your free place on the programme, contact Rachel Burke on 01 2316 669 or rburke@irishcancer.ie or register online at www.cancer.ie/we-can-quit.

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