ONE thousand people in Huddersfield have quit smoking with NHS help in the last year.
Trained advisers at the Princess Royal Health Centre in Greenhead Road, Huddersfield, have helped them with the battle.
Some of them have done it in group sessions, others in one-to-one meetings with health workers.
The success was revealed as preparations are made for a new support group to be launched in Deighton.
Lorraine Bradbury, who heads the team of NHS helpers, said: "Our success is down to our excellent team and their sheer hard work.
"We have an adviser who is Punjabi and Urdu speaking, plus one who is also a midwife and can offer specific support to pregnant ladies and their families.
"We also have a team of advisers, mostly practice nurses based in GP surgeries, who have contributed to our success.
"All have a lot of skills in helping people stop smoking."
Support is also offered to workplaces whose employees want help in stopping.
The new group starts at the Deighton Centre on September 22.
Sessions will be run every Wednesday evening over seven weeks and are free.
While it is aimed predominantly at people living in the area, there may be spare places for other people.
To book a place, or for further information on help in stopping smoking, ring the service on their freephone number 0800 183 2956.