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Smokers urged to give up cigarettes next month
SMOKERS in Essex are being encouraged to kick the habit next month.
Essex County Council hopes smokers will sign-up for Stoptober, a national attempt to stop smoking.
Reducing smoking levels is one of the council’s key priorities since it took over public health in April.
In Essex 18.7 per cent of adults smoke.
People who sign up for Stoptober receive a 28-day help pack, with evidence showing those who stop for four weeks are five times more likely to give up for good.
- Visit the Stoptober website for more information or to find our more about local support services visit the Essex County Council health website.
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