Newham smokers urged to kick the habit during Stoptober

Newham is urging smokers to join Stoptober

Newham is urging smokers to join Stoptober - Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto

The council is urging all smokers to take part in the Stoptober challenge.

The national 28 day challenge aims to support smokers to kick the habit, including a variety of free support including quit kits, apps and emails to help.

Cllr Clive Furness, mayoral advisor for adults and health, said: “The biggest killers in Newham are heart disease, cancer and respiratory disease – and smoking is a contributory factor in every single one of these.

“It is not just the health benefits people will enjoy by quitting. Stopping smoking will save residents an estimated £270 a month – more than £3,200 a year.”

Stoptober 2015 runs for 28 days from Thursday October 1.

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