Fresh start for Barking and Dagenham smokers wanting to quit

Support to give up smoking can help

Support to give up smoking can help - Credit: Archant

Get help to quit smoking by going along to free council workshop in January.

The workshops are being held at Barking Town Hall on Friday January 8 from 12 to 2pm, Dagenham Station on January 11 from 4, Queens Hospital on Tuesday January 12, Barking Market on Wednesday January 13, Becontree Leisure Centre 11am to 1pm and Abbey Leisure 2pm to 4pm on Wednesday January 20 and all day at Barking Market on Wednesday January 27.

Referrals to smoking cessation programmes and lung function tests and will be available.

Over a fifth of adults in Barking and Dagenham are smokers putting them at risk of developing Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), an umbrella term for a number of diseases including emphysema and chronic bronchitis which can make simple such as climbing the stairs impossible.

Council leader, Cllr Darren Rodwell, said: “Our stop smoking services can help you to quit smoking and reduce your chances of developing this devastating disease by providing one to one support and care plans.”

To find out more call 020 8724 8018 or visit