Help is on hand for smokers across Stockton Borough as a roadshow of advice and support comes to the High Street.
As part of a national NHS campaign, 'One Day Quit', Stockton Council is working with health services to help smokers give up on National No Smoking Day this Wednesday (11 March).
With North Tees and Hartlepool Foundation Trust, the Council is hosting an information display on Stockton High Street from 10am to 1pm on Wednesday. People will be able to get information about local stop smoking support and services. They will also be able to sign up to the NHS 'One Day Quit' Campaign's toolkit which will help smokers get through the first 24 hours and get free advice throughout their smoke free journey.
Councillor Jim Beall, Stockton Council's Cabinet Member for Adult Services and Health, said: "Nearly one million people nationally are expected to give up cigarettes on No Smoking Day and we'd like to provide help and support to residents across the Borough wishing to take this positive step.
"We know most smokers would really like to stop, but find it hard to. Using No Smoking Day as a stepping stone might seem like a big challenge but with the right support smokers can reach their goal, improve their health and save money too."
People wishing to sign up for the free NHS One Day Quit tool can visit https://quitnow.smokefree.nhs.uk/onedayquit
Anyone wishing to get advice can also seek information from their local pharmacy, GP, or call Tees NHS Stop Smoking Service (Middlesbrough, Redcar and Cleveland, Stockton and Hartlepool) on 01642 383819.