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Don’t go broke for a smoke

Published Thursday, 08 January 2015

Enfield Council has launched a new campaign telling residents ‘Don’t go broke for a smoke’ which urges everyone to think about the huge expense of smoking, as well as the health issues.

At about £9.00 for 20 (45p per cigarette) even 10 a day will cost £31.50 a week or £1,638 a year.

To help those who want to quit a stall was outside ASDA in Edmonton Green last Friday which offered free stop smoking advice and support, plus entertainment with a clown and silhouette artist.

Cllr Rohini Simbodyal, Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Culture, Sport, Youth and Public Health said “Smoking is very a harmful habit. It not only causes serious health problems including cancer but is highly expensive.

“There are so many reasons to give it up, not just the health and social benefits of not breathing in smoke all the time but the idea that by cutting down you could save well over a thousand pounds a year, or more, and spend it on something else.

“Enfield Council’s Stop Smoking service offers help and advice to quit, no matter how long you have been smoking, so why not give them a ring?

“After all the expense of Christmas make sure you don’t go broke for a smoke”

Dr. Mo Abedi, Chair of Enfield Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), said “Smoking is the greatest preventable cause of death and disability in the borough.

“Enfield GPs see the effects of smoking every day, and I can only recommend that any smoker uses the free support available to help them stop”.

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