Kick smoking into touch this ‘Stoptober’

Student George Bates, 18, helped promote the anti-smoking message at Priestley College.

STUDENTS at Priestley College learned about the dangers of smoking as part of a month-long campaign aimed at reducing the number of smokers in Warrington.

Livewire’s Stop Smoking team – supported by the Warrington Wolves – visited the College to explain the risks facing the 34,000 smokers in the town.

Matthew Grant, Deputy Principal at Priestley College, said: “It is a shame so many young people are smoking before they turn 16 and at Priestley we are committed to helping people to quit and presenting them with all the facts about smoking.

“Stoptober will be a great opportunity to educate young people about the risks that are involved and we felt it was important to give Livewire an opportunity to visit the College and meet students.”

Warrington Wolves – who reached their first Super League Grand Final at the weekend – are supporting Stoptober.

“We have joined forces with Livewire to promote and support the nationwide Stoptober campaign because smoking is the biggest cause of premature death in the UK,” said James Howes, from the Warrington Wolves Foundation.

Livewire’s Stoptober promotional stand will remain in Orford Jubilee Neighbourhood Hub’s reception until the end of the month. There will be information packs and free help and advice available.

For more information and to join the biggest stop smoking challenge of its kind visit or call Warrington’s Stop Smoking team on 01925 843713.

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