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North Somerset Council backs nations Stoptober campaign

PUBLISHED: 11:00 29 September 2017

A Stoptober event was held in the town centre. Picture: North Somerset Council

A Stoptober event was held in the town centre. Picture: North Somerset Council

North Somerset Council

North Somerset Council and its partners are encouraging people to stop smoking this October.

The purple MAVIS bus parked in Big Lamp Corner last week and representatives from the council spoke to people about how to stop smoking.

Previous smokers were also on hand to speak to potential quitters about their experiences before, during and after giving up the habit.

Stoptober is a national campaign which the council supports locally every year.

The council’s health improvement specialist Chris Miles said: “The campaign is based on research that if you can quit for 28 days then you are five times more likely to quit for good.

“Smoking still kills 100,000 people a year in the UK and quitting smoking is the single most important change a smoker can make to improve their physical health.”

For more details, visit or call 01275 546744.

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