Bromley stop smoking group rewarded for No Smoking Day involvement

PUBLISHED: 11:53 15 January 2016 | UPDATED: 11:56 15 January 2016

Smoker holding a cigarette (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Smoker holding a cigarette (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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It has won the Best Community/Local Partnership

Smokefree Bromley has been rewarded by the British Heart Foundation for its organisation of the national No Smoking Day campaign.

The group won the Best Community/Local Partnership prize, for its promotion of the day, aimed at helping more people stop smoking, thus improving their coronary health.

Chief executive at BHF, Simon Gillespie, said: “With just under one in five adults in the UK hooked on smoking, the work of local organisers is vital in helping smokers get the support and advice they need to quit for good.

“Smokefree Bromley impressed us with their enthusiasm, originality and ultimately, their success in helping smokers to quit.”

The next No Smoking Day is set for March 9, and attempts to inspire smokers to set a date to start their journey to kick the habit.

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