Campaign launched to help smokers quit in 2014

The stop smoking message is being sounded again for New Year
The stop smoking message is being sounded again for New Year
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A NEW campaign to stop people in Portsmouth smoking has been launched.

Portsmouth City Council, local stop-smoking groups and Public Health England are working together to support smokers to quit in the new year.

It follows on from Stoptober, where 1,136 Portsmouth residents signed up to quit smoking.

Barbara Skinner, senior development manager for public health for the council, said: ‘Stopping smoking is a great way to start the new year.

‘Not only will quitting increase your bank balance but it will also help towards improving the quality of your life and that of the people around you.

‘I know stopping smoking can be tough, but if you want to try we have lots of free, effective support on offer to help you. It’s never too late to start stopping. We’re here to help should you need a helping hand.’

Visit and search for ‘smoking’ or call (023) 9229 4001 for help or for more information.