Next Wednesday sees the arrival of October and with it the launch of the Stoptober campaign.  This campaign, which is being promoted by Public Health England, suggests that if you stop smoking for 28 days, you are five times more likely to stop for good. There are lots of free support tools from apps to packs via

There are also Stop Smoking courses held on Mondays at 5.30pm at The Meeting Place in the Orchards Shopping Centre; also at The Healthy Living Centre (events), St Edmunds Road, Dartford on Wednesdays at 10.30am and Thursdays at 5pm.

About the author

Andy Clark is retired after a long career at Lloyds Register and subsequently the Civil Service. He has lived in Dartford for his entire life.

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