A group of women from Tallaght are celebrating after completing the Irish Cancer Society’s free smoking cessation programme, ‘We Can Quit’, which aims to help women quit smoking together. 6 women successfully completed the latest ‘We Can Quit’ course to be held in Tallaght.

The women commenced the free 12-week programme in January. They attended weekly group sessions and one to one support meetings as well as receiving 12 weeks of Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) to the value of €450 free of charge. The programme was open to female smokers over the age of 18 years, living in the Tallaght area.

Caitríona Reynolds, Community Cancer Prevention Officer at the Irish Cancer Society said, “We would like to congratulate all of the local women who successfully completed the We Can Quit programme. It is a brilliant achievement which will have a positive impact, not only on their lives, but on the lives of their families.

“We Can Quit offers women support to take on and succeed on their quitting journey. Through the programme, women can access a friendly and supportive network of like-minded women who really understand what they are going through. Together, the women in We Can Quit help each other to give up smoking for good.”

We Can Quit is an initiative of the Irish Cancer Society in partnership with the HSE, Fettercairn Health Project, South Dublin County Partnership, South Dublin County Council, Rossfield Pharmacy and Foroige.

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 or contact Caitríona Reynolds on creynolds@irishcancer.ie or 01 231 6669.