The latest group of participants from the Irish Cancer Society’s We Can Quit smoking cessation programme in Dublin graduated from courses in Clondalkin and Tallaght in December.

The Society has also launched the next round of We Can Quit courses in Dublin, which will begin at in January 2019. Courses in Clondalkin and Tallaght will follow later in the year. Women are invited to register their interest now for the programme which supports women in joining forces to quit smoking together. Participants in the We Can Quit programme attend weekly group sessions and receive one-to-one support. They will also be offered 12 weeks of free Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT). Research has shown that smokers who use a combination of group support and two NRT products for a 12 week period are four times more likely to quit and stay smoke-free for good. Recent analysis shows that around half of the total participants in the overall We Can Quit programme had quit smoking at the end of the 12 week course. We Can Quit is open to all female smokers in the respective areas who are over the age of 18 years and are interested in quitting smoking. To find out more about We Can Quit or to register your interest for the next course, visit the Irish Cancer Society’s website www.cancer.ie/we-can-quit.