Pledge to be smoke free in the new year

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A CAMPAIGN for people to go smoke-free is to be launched in the new year.

Hampshire County Council is encouraging smokers to stop as part of a new national campaign from Public Health England called Health Harms.

It shows the damage caused by smoking to every part of the body and aims to dispel the myth that hand-rolled tobacco is less dangerous than manufactured cigarettes.

It follows on from the Stoptober campaign, which took place in October.

Councillor Liz Fairhurst, who is in charge of adult social care and public health for the council, said: ‘Quitting smoking is such a major achievement and the best way you can look after your current and future health.

‘The new year is another excellent opportunity to go smoke-free, so why not give it a go?’

Quit4Life helps people in Hampshire to stop smoking.

To find out more information about the Quit4Life stop smoking services, visit quit4life.nhs.uk call 0845 602 4663 or text QUIT to 60123.