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10:16am Friday 4th October 2013 in News
Smokers are being urged to quit with the launch of the Leeds Stoptober campaign.
The campaign, which is part of a national 28-day stop smoking initiative, was launched at Kirkgate Market on Tuesday.
Organisers say 23 per cent of adults in the city still smoke.
Councillor Lisa Mulherin, Leeds City Council’s executive board member for health and wellbeing, said: “We know more than one in five adults in Leeds still smoke and it is a priority for Leeds to reduce this number.
“We know if you stop smoking for 28 days you are five times more likely to stay smoke-free and Stoptober is a great opportunity to achieve this. You could also be saving over £150 a month and almost £2,000 a year, so it is good for the health of your bank balance as well as your body.”
Smokers can get a range of free support, including a stop smoking pack, a 28-day mobile phone app and text support with daily updates and quitting advice, detailed tools and tips for coping, as well as the encouragement and support from thousands of people quitting together through Stoptober social media.
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