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News In Focus – Stoptober on Thur 29th September from 6 to 7pm

28th September 2016
Matt Freeman, News In Focus

News In Focus – Stoptober  – Thursday 29th September 6-7pm

National Stop Smoking campaign “Stoptober” is the subject of this week’s News In Focus program, as smokers across the country are encouraged to give up cigarettes.

The program will take a deeper look at “Stoptober” and explore why smoking and tobacco is such an addiction, with interviews from Public Health England, Solutions For Health, National Charity ASH (Action on Smoking and Health) as well as Cancer Research.

“Stoptober” is now in its sixth year of operation and so far, has helped 15 million people nationwide quit the fags – and last year the campaign helped 500,000 smokers quit completely, which is the schemes highest success rate so far.    

Carl Alexander is a Health Information Officer at Cancer Research “Smoking is the single largest preventable cause of cancer in the world and lung cancer is the third most common cancer in the UK, there are around 45,000 cases per year of which we know smoking causes the vast majority of lung cancers.”

“I think most people know that smoking is bad for them, but what I think is tricky, is that it’s really hard to stop”

The show will also look at where local smokers can get advice, and tackle the subject of passive smoking – as News In Focus “Stoptober” launches our new campaign “Snub It Out”. If you are a smoker looking to quit, a family member who wants a partner or loved one to quit, or perhaps a previous smoker who has quit – we’d love to hear from you.

Give the production team a call on 01623 666 020 or email – FAO Craig Priest – Subject NEWS IN FOCUS.

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