Smoking cessation groups
- Public service
The City of Helsinki smoking clinic organises smoking cessation groups where people share their experiences on how to stop smoking. Groups are organised at different health stations.
Smoking is the greatest lifestyle-related cause of morbidity and mortality. In addition to increasing the risk of cancer, smoking also increases the risk of cardiovascular diseases. Quitting smoking is a key part o ...
Do the following
To whom and on what terms
The service is only for citizens of Helsinki.
Nurses give health advice, wound care and vaccinations and remove stitches, etc. If necessary, the nurse can refer the patient to a doctor.
Non-urgent treatment must be provided within a set period. During business hours, patients must be able to contact a health centre immediately by telephone or visiting the centre. Calls are returned without delay, usually on the same day.
The need for treatment may be initially assessed over the telephone, but the patient must be assessed within three days from the contact. The necessary treatment must be organised within a reasonable delay, within 3 months.