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Stoptober gets underway

The 28-day Stoptober campaign gets underway today. It aims to help those addicted give up the habit.

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Smokers urged to 'take first step' in quitting

The Stoptober campaign aims to help people quit smoking by helping those addicted to understand why they smoke. The 28-day campaign starts today across Wales.

"The benefits of giving up smoking are immediate, whatever your age. Within weeks your breathing will improve and the risk of serious illness starts going down.

"Stop Smoking Wales helps people who want to quit understand why they smoke, and our specialist advisors provide practical support. Thousands of people contact the service every year and with the help of the service a good percentage quit the habit.

"So take the first step, sign up to Stoptober and pick up the phone to make an appointment with to Stop Smoking Wales. The service is here to help you."

– Carol Owen, Stop Smoking Wales

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