Chat Online To Quit Smoking; NHS Scotland health advisors will help

Chat Online To Quit Smoking; NHS Scotland health advisors will helpAs an alternative to the telephone helpline, National Health Service (NHS), Scotland has initiated an online chat campaign for those more comfortable with the Internet, where smokers can chat with health advisors trained to help them quit the habit they can’t but would like to kick.

Kerry McKenzie of NHS Scotland says advisors are available everyday at www.cantstopsmoking.com between 1800 and 2000 BST.  With the government looking at introducing a range of measures designed to make smoking less accessible and less attractive, the NHS is also looking at more innovative ways to reach potential quitters, and will be introducing an interactive text messaging service, later during the year.

As well, the age for buying cigarettes will be raised to 18, while display of tobacco products will be restricted, including helping existing smokers to quit their habit.