Football fans in Leicester, looking to give up smoking, were presented with helpful tips and advice at King Power Stadium on Saturday afternoon by Leicester Partnership NHS Trust Stop Smoking Service.
The Stop Smoking Service attended Leicester City’s Sky Bet Championship match against Huddersfield Town, giving advice to supporters eager to give up smoking, in addition to free samples of nicotine replacement treatment to help people on their way to quitting.
Also in attendance on Saturday was one of the service’s new ‘Balls to Stop Smoking’ ambassadors, Jonathan Agnew. Renowned around the country as the ‘voice of cricket’, the BBC Test Match Special presenter – a former smoker himself – spoke to supporters about the service ahead of the game.
At half-time, ‘Aggers’ and Louise Ross, Stop Smoking Services Manager, joined club ambassador Alan Birchenall on the pitch to talk about the new ‘Balls to Stop Smoking’ campaign and what is on offer from the Stop Smoking Service to anybody in Leicester who want to stop smoking but don’t know where to start.
‘Balls to Stop Smoking’ is a new campaign which has seen the Stop Smoking Service team up with seven ambassadors from the world of Leicester sport. In addition to Jonathan Agnew, Leicester City midfielder Andy King has also become an ambassador.
Others include Leicester Tigers legend Neil Back, Leicestershire batsman Josh Cobb, Leicester Riders forward Jamell Anderson, Leicester Hockey Club’s Nicola White and boxer Rendall Munroe.
To get in touch with the Stop Smoking Service, call 0116 454 4000 to speak to an advisor.