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No Smoking Day is taking place on Wednesday 8th March 2017

This year, No Smoking Day is taking place on Wednesday 8th March 2017. The day represents an opportunity to encourage smokers who want to quit to take that initial step towards becoming smoke-free, or even to raise awareness of the impacts of smoking, to prevent younger people from taking up the habit.

Networks Involving Communities in Health Improvement (NICHI) Project would like to encourage its member groups to do something to mark No Smoking Day on 8th March 2017. It doesn’t have to be big –putting together a display in your local community centre might be just the kick-start someone needs to initiate a quit attempt. Or maybe you have ideas for a bigger event or wider campaign to inspire and support others to become smoke-free.

Whatever your plans, the NICHI Project is offering an opportunity for groups to apply to South Antrim Community Network (SACN) to receive a free resource pack, worth approximately £150 supported by Public Health Agency funding, for use in connection with No Smoking Day initiatives. A full list of pack contents can be found in the attached document.

If you would like to receive a resource pack, please complete the attached expression of interest form and return it to your NICHI officer as soon as possible. There is a limited number of packs available and they will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. Brief Intervention training will also be available to all groups receiving resource packs.

In South Antrim contact Pamela Davis to receive an expression of interest form
Email: pamela@southantrimcommunitynetwork.org
Telephone: (028) 94478645

In North Antrim contact Veronica McKinley to receive an expression of interest form
Email: health@nacn.org
Telephone: (028) 21772100

In Cookstown and Western Shores contact Anne Marie to receive an expression of interest form
Email: healthalliance@cwsan.org
Telephone: (028) 79300726

If you would like to organise a larger event or campaign in connection with No Smoking Day or beyond, contact the NICHI Project Officer for your area who is happy to support groups with planning and linking with relevant resources.

NICHI is funded by the PHA to promote and support effective community involvement in addressing health and social wellbeing improvement and reducing health inequalities.

 

Expression of interest form for smoking resources 2017

Contents of No Smoking Resource Packs for Communities