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Stop Smoking services consultation

Haringey Council will shortly be running a consultation, through the months of July and mid-August 2014. This is for residents who smoke or used to smoke regardless of whether they are currently thinking of quitting.

Smoking is the leading cause of preventable premature death in Haringey. The Council commissions a Stop Smoking service which will shortly be re-tendered. We want to use this opportunity to update our service specification, and hear from you about how this service might be delivered in the future.

Smoking prevalence is higher among people on lower incomes and those with mental health and substance misuse problems. It also poses a greater risk to those with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease or asthma, pregnant women and new mothers. We are therefore particularly keen to hear from you if you are from one of these groups.

If you or your organisation is interested in taking part in the consultation during July 2014/August 2014 please let us know. You can participate by:

  • Taking part in a focus group yourself if you are a smoker or ex-smoker
  • Contacting us on behalf of your organisation (workplace or community group) to help us to host a focus group with the people who use you organisation.

To find out more, or to express an interest in helping the council, please email publichealth@haringey.gov.uk or phone 0208 489 5792 or 0208 489 4230. There are a limited number of places in each focus group, and participants will receive a £10 voucher after taking part in a focus group.

We look forward to hearing your views.

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