Rugby Hospital of St Cross helping to pack up the cigarettes

The Cardiac Rehabilitation Team and Stop Smoking Warwickshire, hosted an event at St. Cross Hospital recently, to persuade people to quit smoking. Pictured: Jo Holdsworth (Cardiac Rehabilitation Programme Manager) together with Bev Avisw-Dakin (Specialist Smoking Cessation Advisor), pictured demonstrating the use of a carbon monoxide reader.
The Cardiac Rehabilitation Team and Stop Smoking Warwickshire, hosted an event at St. Cross Hospital recently, to persuade people to quit smoking. Pictured: Jo Holdsworth (Cardiac Rehabilitation Programme Manager) together with Bev Avisw-Dakin (Specialist Smoking Cessation Advisor), pictured demonstrating the use of a carbon monoxide reader.

SMOKERS were encouraged to kick the habit at a special No Smoking Day event yesterday (Wednesday).

The cardiac rehabilitation team at the Hospital of St Cross in Rugby held the event to coincide with national No Smoking Day.

Smokers were asked to breathe into a carbon monoxide reader to test the levels in their blood.

Rugby MP Mark Pawsey attended a similar session at Asda in Chapel Street on Monday.

Figures show that one in five (21 per cent) of UK adults smoke, including 22 per cent of the people in the West Midlands. The figures also show that two thirds of people want to quit.