Mayor launches stop smoking campaign with visit to Royal London Hospital
- Credit: Archant
The mayor of Tower Hamlets has kickstarted a borough-wide stop smoking campaign.
On Monday, John Biggs launched the campaign with a visit to a stop smoking session at the Royal London Hospital.
Tower Hamlets has one of the highest rates of smoking in the country, and the latest campaign is hoped to encourage residents to make a fresh start for the new year.
Nearly a fifth of the borough smokes, compared to a national average of 14.9 per cent, despite 400 people quitting in the last three months of 2018.
Mayor John Biggs said: “As a council we support our residents to make healthier choices by getting support from specialist advisors who provide a range of options to quit tobacco.
You may also want to watch:
“If your New Year’s resolution is to quit smoking or chewing tobacco, there are fantastic free local services that can help you achieve your goal.”
Residents are being advised to visit a Quit Right Tower Hamlets drop-in clinic to help them kick the habit, or call them on 020 7882 8230 for advice.
- 1 Beer gardens reopening with face masks, sanitisers and cobblestones
- 2 Mother and son taken to hospital during "severe" fire in Bow
- 3 Patient group set up over allegations of 'poor care' at Royal London
- 4 Jailed: drug dealer who rammed police with stolen car to escape
- 5 Mayoral election 2021: how will candidates improve east London?
- 6 Hundreds of customers descend on reopened retailers
- 7 Volunteers take food for Ramadan to neighbours on Isle of Dogs
- 8 Here's why people stay longer in the East End despite the crime
- 9 New street market coming to Docklands is Will's passion
- 10 Boxpark reopening in Shoreditch with face masks and Covid hygiene measures