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Bracknell Forest Council shortlisted for MJ Award for success of local stop smoking service Smokefreelife Berkshire

27 April 2015

We are delighted that Bracknell Forest Public Health have received recognition for the dedication and invaluable work of their stop smoking service in tackling smoking prevalence in Bracknell.

Bracknell Forest’s public health team has been shortlisted as one of the seven finalists in the Public Health Partnerships category in the annual MJ Local Government Achievement Awards 2015 for its work helping local residents to quit smoking.

The Bracknell Forest public health team has coordinated stop smoking services in Berkshire since public health transferred to local councils in 2013. The performance of the service has increased significantly in that time. The most recent data shows that smokers in Bracknell Forest are almost twice as likely to quit as those in the South East region as a whole.

Dr Lisa McNally, consultant in public health at Bracknell Forest Council said “Getting healthy is becoming fashionable in Bracknell Forest and our stop smoking services have never been more in demand. It’s great to see so many local people taking control of their health and making these positive changes.”

The team will now go forward to the second stage of the judging process and pitch their project to the category judges. This award nomination is the fourth for the public health team this year.

Anyone wishing to stop smoking in Bracknell Forest can access expert advice and support by calling 0800 622 6360 or text QUIT to 66777. To find out more about the stop smoking service visit the Smokefreelife Berkshire website.

 

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