The Mayor of Bridgwater smoked up to 40 cigarettes a day for 40 years. David Loveridge has now given up - but says his life used to be ruled by the habit. He's been speaking on National No Smoking Day.
To mark No Smoking Day, a couple from Weston-super-Mare will be setting fire to a cheque for £150,000 on Uphill beach.
Ex-smokers Jerry Baker and Helen Wyatt want to represent how much money they've lost as a result of smoking for 30 years.
They were heavy smokers until they received help from NHS North Somerset.