Time to quit

HELP Advisors Barbara Skinner and Joy Josan chat Katharina Kister. Picture: Ian Hargreaves  (123112-1)
HELP Advisors Barbara Skinner and Joy Josan chat Katharina Kister. Picture: Ian Hargreaves (123112-1)

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PEOPLE across Portsmouth learned how they can quit smoking thanks to an innovative campaign.

Experts were in Commercial Road, Portsmouth, over the weekend to tell them about Stoptober.

It is a campaign to encourage people to quit next month.

Evidence shows that once smokers get through the first 28 days they are far more likely to lay off the cigarettes for good.

Sian Howells, the clinical team manager for Pompey Quit, said: ‘Smoking rates here in Portsmouth are 27 per cent while the national average is 22 per cent.

‘Our job is to make quitting as easy as possible for smokers.’

Call (023) 9236 9234, text TIPS to 60046 or go to 
smokefree.nhs.uk/stoptober