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Rovers encourage local smokers to ‘kick the habit’

6 October 2014

Rovers and Blackburn with Darwen Council have teamed up to encourage local smokers to ‘kick the habit’ for good.

During October, smokers in Blackburn with Darwen are being encouraged to quit, as this year’s ‘Stoptober’ challenge gets under way.

The Council and Rovers have supported the Public Health England campaign in a bid to help local people quit. 

Stoptober quitters will receive a full range of support to kick the habit for good. Local smokers are also encouraged to get in touch with the Blackburn with Darwen stop smoking service, as research shows you are four times more likely to quit with this extra support than stopping on your own.

Councillor Mohammed Khan, Executive Member for Health and Adult Social Care, said: “We want to help as many people as possible. Stoptober is a great chance to get help to break away from this addiction and start to feel the health and financial benefits of becoming smokefree.”

Stoptober 2014 runs until October 28th. For further information contact the Blackburn with Darwen Stop Smoking Service on 01254 587999 or email:  

For a list of local stop smoking clinics visit the re:fresh site.

Caption: Rovers manager Gary Bowyer and midfield duo Ben Marshall and Corry Evans team up with Cllr Mohammed Khan for this year’s Stoptober campaign.

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