Hammers backing stop smoking campaign

This month, West Ham United is proud to be supporting the NHS' new 'Send Off' campaign which aims to help smokers give their habit the red card and "Send Off" their last ever packet of cigarettes. For good.

Hammering your wallet

Going smokefree is the most important thing you can do to get your body, and your wallet, into shape. Never mind blowing bubbles, you'll soon be running out of puff and money if you keep up your smoking habit. Smoking not only causes cancer, heart disease and respiratory problems, but at today's rates, a 20-a-day smoker will spend £36,500 over the next 20 years - that's about 1,000 home game tickets!

Kicking the habit

The good news is there's never been a better time to kick out cigarettes for good, particularly with smokefree legislation coming up in the Summer. But just like football - it takes discipline and hard work to get a result. To stay on top of your game you've got to get the right help, but there are plenty of ways the NHS can support you - even your own personal stop smoking coach to help tackle the problem. With the help of local NHS Stop Smoking Services, you can set your own goals and become a true super stub.

For help and advice on going smokefree visit gosmokefree.co.uk or call the NHS Smoking Helpline free on 0800 169 0 169.