Cork women looking to quit smoking offered local support

Cork women looking to quit smoking offered local support
Successful We Can Quit participants, Margaret McSweeney, Sally-Anne O’Brien, Kathleen McSweeney, and Noreen O’Donoghue (back) pictured with their course facilitators Una Clarke and Martina O’Keeffe (front), at their graduation ceremony in Mayfield earlier this year.

The Irish Cancer Society has launched the latest round of We Can Quit, its free stop smoking course. 

Women from the Mallow, Mayfield, Ballyphehane and Togher areas are invited to sign up for the free programme which supports women in joining forces to quit smoking together.

Odharnait Uí Bhuachalla, Community Cancer Prevention Officer at the Irish Cancer Society said over the last four years, approximately 300 women from Dublin and Cork have completed the 12-week course and the quit rate is very high.

“Giving up smoking is hard and a huge challenge for people, but We Can Quit offers women support and encouragement to get through it. Women today often lead very busy lives with many commitments and responsibilities but through the programme, they can access a friendly and supportive network of like-minded women who really understand what they are going through," she said.

The programme commences in the following areas; Ballyphehane/Togher CDP, Friars Walk on Wednesday 20 and Thursday 21 September at 7pm; Le Cheile Family Resource Centre, Mallow on Wednesday 13 September at 7pm; and at Lotamore House, Mayfield on Monday 18 September at 7pm.

For more information on We Can Quit or to sign up for your free place on the programme, contact Odharnait Uí Bhuachalla on 021 4324521 obhuachalla@irishcancer.ie register online at www.cancer.ie/we-can-quit

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