Archive for category: Smoking
04
March
2021

Make March your month to Quit

Cancer patient Jill Tsang is urging smokers to stub out the habit and Make March your Month to Quit. The 38-year-old Belfast mum stopped smoking on September 23, 2020, with help from the Cancer Focus Northern Ireland stop smoking service after she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Cancer Focus NI sa...

12
November
2020

Mouth Cancer Awareness Month

Cancer charity urges ‘If in doubt – get checked out’  Cases of mouth cancer in Northern Ireland are expected to almost double between 2015 and 2035, Cancer Focus Northern Ireland said today.    Between 2014 and 2018 an average of 246 people in Northern Ireland were diagnosed with mouth cancer each y...

02
March
2020

                    Make March Your Month to Quit

                  A total of 1,430 people decided to quit during last year’s No Smoking Month using stop smoking services across Northern Ireland. The Public Health Agency (PHA) and Cancer Focus Northern Ireland are now urging thousands more to stub out their cigarettes and ‘Make March Your Month to...

27
February
2020

Tony quit smoking after 40 years

Tony Spence (54), a procurement manager from Belfast, is married to Martine and has a grown-up daughter. He started smoking when he was 14 in 1979. He used the Cancer Focus NI workplace stop smoking service last year and is smoke free at last. He says: “I started smoking because it was cool and I wa...

27
February
2020

Lee is proud to be a quitter

Lee Foster, from Belfast, works at Veolia. With help from Cancer Focus NI he had finally stopped smoking.  He says: “I’ve tried many times to stop this horrible habit over the years and maybe got three or four days in before giving up with the same thought in my head, ‘If I can stop for four d...