People in West Norfolk are being challenged to give up smoking as part of the Stoptober campaign.
Norfolk County Council is supporting the national anti-smoking blitz and is reminding people about the help available to give up.
Smokefree Norfolk which offers one-to-one support, nicotine replacement options and a 12-week support programme. More information at https://www.smokefreenorfolk.nhs.uk
The Ready To Change website which offers support to be healthier. https://www.norfolk.gov.uk/care-support-and-health/health-and-wellbeing/adults-health/ready-to-change
The NHS Quit Smoking website at https://www.nhs.uk/better-health/quit-smoking
Bill Borrett, the county councillor responsible for Public Health and Wellbeing said: “Sadly cigarettes are still the biggest cause of preventable illness and death in the UK. In Norfolk 13.2% of all adults still smoke but it’s never too late to try to give up. When you quit, you soon start to feel the benefits. You’ll breathe more easily, you’ll have more energy and your sense of taste and smell will improve. It’s easier to stop smoking with the right support. One-to-one support and advice is available from Smokefree Norfolk as well as a range of other tools to keep you on track.”