A campaign has been launched to help smokers kick the habit next month.
People who sign up for Stoptober will get support and advice on how to give up smoking – the biggest cause of premature death across the Wakefield district.
The NHS scheme is supported by Wakefield Council, Cancer Research UK and the British Heart Foundation.
Dr Andrew Furber, the district’s director of public health, said: “We are fully supporting this important campaign as smoking remains the biggest cause of premature death in the Wakefield area and is responsible for the loss of more than 8,000 lives every year.
“People who stop smoking for 28 days are five times more likely to stay smoke free, so use this opportunity to join many others who want to lead a healthier lifestyle and receive support and encouragement throughout the month.”
To take part in Stoptober visit www.stoptober.smokefree.nhs.uk or to find out more about smoking visit www.wakefieldstopsmoking.co.uk