HUDDERSFIELD smokers are being urged to talk to their pharmacists about quitting the unhealthy habit.
The call from the National Pharmaceutical Association (NPA) comes as a third of the country's smokers were today giving up their cigarettes for national No Smoking Day.
Measures to help smokers quit, such as nicotine replacement therapy, were also proving successful by weaning people off nicotine to allow them to concentrate on breaking the habit.
John D'Arcy, chief executive of the NPA, said: "As health professionals we are not without sympathy for the smoker who wants to give up but finds it difficult.
"You can talk to your local pharmacist about any aspect of stopping smoking and they are the best person to advise you about nicotine replacement therapy.
"It is not a magic cure - you will need willpower too - but there is evidence to show it can double your chances of being able to quit successfully when used correctly."
The replacement therapy, available in patches, gums, nasal sprays, tablets and inhalators, offers smokers the opportunity control their withdrawal symptoms .
Mr D'Arcy added: "If you are a smoker why not consider making the decision to go smoke free today. It could transform you into a former smoker and lead to a healthier lifestyle."