Stop Smoking For Good in 2020

If you’re feeling motivated to stop smoking this year, NICS WELL are offering information and support to get you off to a good start.

Support is available for NICS colleagues who want to stop smoking

NICS WELL have been working with Cancer Focus to host Stop Smoking Support Services for Belfast-based colleagues, and are working with other providers to help smokers who work in offices outside Belfast.

There will be a number of information stands at Belfast offices in January – there’s no need to book, simply come along and find out more about what help is available:

  • Thursday 16th January (10am-2pm) Goodwood House, 52 May Street, Belfast

Support for smokers outside Belfast

Information sessions are taking place at four locations outside Belfast in partnership with the Northern Health Trust. Sessions in other areas are being developed for later in 2020.

To book, choose the location from the list below and contact Ronan Hannawin of NICS WELL on 028 9052 0401 or email:
Please ensure you have approval from your line manager to attend.

  • Tuesday 21st January  (11am-12pm) Greenmount Campus, 45 Tirgracy Road, Muckamore, Antrim (Manor Suite)
  • Monday 27th January  (11am-12pm) Loughry Campus, 76 Dungannon Road, Cookstown (Shannon Hall, Room 3)

"I’m hoping that with the extra help and support, I will be able to quit permanently."

Rachel Hawthorne, who works in the Department of Finance Communications and Engagement Division, attended her first Stop Smoking event in Belfast on 7 November and has recently attended her first one-to-one session.

She said: "I’m not a big smoker and I have no problem going two or three days without, but I always give in at some point in the week. I was a bit unsure of what to expect at that first session, but Doreen Regan from Cancer Focus was very welcoming. I’m hoping that with the extra help and support, I will be able to quit permanently."


If you're interested in attending an event in your workplace, please get in touch with the NICS WELL team to register your interest.