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No butts the aim for Enfield and Haringey Smokers

Published Tuesday, 26 June 2012

A new organisation has been set up by Enfield and Haringey Councils and the NHS to help smokers in the two boroughs quit the habit.

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The Tobacco Control Alliance aims to stop people from starting to smoke, encourage existing smokers to quit and educate children and adults about the dangers of second hand smoke.

It also aims to warn businesses of the law relating to tobacco products and increase awareness amongst the general public of the fire risk associated with smoking to coincide with Breathe Easy Week which started on June 18th and aims to raise awareness of lung cancer.

Enfield Council's Cabinet Member of Environment, Councillor Chris Bond, said: "Smoking is never a good idea, it's a cause of a significant number of deaths in this borough, is the source of many unavoidable fires and cigarette butts are one of the most commonly forms of litter on our streets."

"The Tobacco Control Alliance will help us take a strategic approach to tackling and reducing the impact of smoking in Enfield and Harigney and enable us to encourage residents to live longer and more healthy lives."

Enfield Council's Cabinet Member for Community Wellbeing and Public Health, Councillor Christine Hamilton, said: "Smoking is one of the biggest killers in Enfield and the new organisation will help us reduce the harm and number of deaths directly attributable to this habit."

"As well as giving people practical advice on where to get help on how to quit, we'll also be reminding businesses of their obligation under the law with regards to selling cigarettes and allowing smoking on their premises."

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