Smokers get help to stub out habit

File photo dated 14/06/07 of a general view of cigarettes in their packet. Tax rises on cigarettes save more lives than smoking bans, according to a global study which shows tobacco control measures averting seven million deaths by 2050. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Monday July 01, 2013. Scientists looked at the effects of six anti-smoking policies introduced in 41 countries, excluding the UK, between 2007 and 2010. Projections of the number of premature deaths the measures were likely to prevent by 2050 produced a figure of 7.4 million. Increasing taxes on cigarettes to 75% of their price in 14 regions had the biggest impact, which was greater than legal smoking bans. Tax rises prevented 3.5 million smoking-related deaths while "smoke-free air laws" in 20 of the countries studied averted 2.5 million. See PA story HEALTH Tobacco. Photo credit should read: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

File photo dated 14/06/07 of a general view of cigarettes in their packet. Tax rises on cigarettes save more lives than smoking bans, according to a global study which shows tobacco control measures averting seven million deaths by 2050. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Monday July 01, 2013. Scientists looked at the effects of six anti-smoking policies introduced in 41 countries, excluding the UK, between 2007 and 2010. Projections of the number of premature deaths the measures were likely to prevent by 2050 produced a figure of 7.4 million. Increasing taxes on cigarettes to 75% of their price in 14 regions had the biggest impact, which was greater than legal smoking bans. Tax rises prevented 3.5 million smoking-related deaths while "smoke-free air laws" in 20 of the countries studied averted 2.5 million. See PA story HEALTH Tobacco. Photo credit should read: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

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Smokers are being encouraged to stub out their habit this October in a second nation-wide campaign.

‘Stoptober’ in an annual campaign which aims to help smokers give up for 28 days.

Events will take place in Crawley at the end of September to help people to sign up and give up smoking. To find out more visit www.westsussexwellbeing.org.uk