Portsmouth smokers kick habit

Jack, aged five and his mum Emma, pictured at their garden in  Waterlooville     Picture : Habibur Rahman

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A RECORD number of smokers kicked the habit in Portsmouth last year, new figures show.

A total of 3,060 people quit smoking in 2010 – 14 per cent more than the target 2,668. NHS Portsmouth says a big part of the success is due to the PompeyQuit stop smoking service in the city.