The Government's most senior health adviser has backed the nationwide Stoptober quit smoking campaign and encouraged people to take up the scheme.
Smoking is still the biggest cause of premature death in England, taking more than 100,000 lives in the UK every year.
This is the first time that we have launched a mass quit attempt like Stoptober. I would encourage people who want to quit to get involved.
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