Bromley Healthcare offering additional support during Stoptober

PUBLISHED: 11:17 18 September 2015

Cigarettes in an ashtray.

Cigarettes in an ashtray.

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Stoptober is back, challenging smokers to kick the habit for good this October.

Bromley Healthcare is planning to offer additional support to people trying to stop smoking as part of Stoptober.

Last year, Bromley’s stop smoking service helped over a thousand people quit smoking.

Throughout the month, Bromley Healthcare will be holding extra Stop Smoking sessions on Thursday lunchtimes between 12pm and 3pm at the Civic Centre.

Speaking on the support service, Robert Evans, executive councillor for care and health said: “The dangers of smoking are well documented. It is the number one cause of preventable death in our country.

“We are encouraging residents who want to give up, to take up the Stoptober challenge and contact the Stop Smoking Service to find out about the many treatment options available to help”

October also marks the start of new legislation banning drivers from smoking in the car with children under the age of 18 present.

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