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Stoptober comes to Coventry

Published Thursday, 06 October 2016

Coventry City Council will be supporting Stoptober hosting an information stand throughout October at the Contact Information Centre in Broadgate.

How Will you Quit? Stoptober

Information will be available on the services in Coventry that can help people quit smoking for good.

Coventry City Council is working to get more people than ever to kick the habit for good and is encouraging the public to use the resources available.

The Council will also be running Stop Smoking sessions with its staff and to help raise more awareness of the support available in Coventry.

Cllr Joe Clifford, Ward Councillor for Holbrook at Coventry City Council, who is also Chair of Coventry Stop Smoking Alliance, said: “This year’s Stoptober is aiming to get more people than ever to quit smoking for good in Coventry.

“We are really working to make this year count and will be running sessions to raise awareness amongst our staff about stop smoking support and its importance.

 “We also want people to know more about the support services that we have in and around Coventry that are here to really help people make a massive difference to their health.”

Dr Jane Moore, Director for Public Health at Coventry City Council, said:

“We know that people who try and quit smoking with a stop support service are four times more likely to succeed – and during Stoptober this is five times more likely.

Each cigarette takes 11 minutes off someone’s life. There are hundreds of locations across the city for people to access various services so you will be able to find one that suits you.”

National reports have shown a national decrease in the number of smokers in the country. Around 16.6% of people aged 16, about 50,000 people, and over are smokers in Coventry which almost stands in line with the national average. 

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