FENLAND: Whittlesey mayor quits smoking in bid to get district healthy on National No Smoking Day

WHITTLESEY mayor Steve Garratt, a smoker for 35 years, decided to quit the habit this week as part of Fenland District Council s drive to help people to stop smoking. Councillor Garratt, who is the council s portfolio holder for Health, Wellbeing and Youn

WHITTLESEY mayor Steve Garratt, a smoker for 35 years, decided to quit the habit this week as part of Fenland District Council's drive to help people to stop smoking.

Councillor Garratt, who is the council's portfolio holder for Health, Wellbeing and Young People, joined council staff in March market on Wednesday, National No Smoking Day, in a bid to promote the health of people in the district.

The council set up a mobile unit in the market with NHS stop smoking service Camquit and talked to people about the services available to help them quit smoking.

Cllr Garratt said: "I've been smoking 15 cigarettes a day for a long time and made several unsuccessful attempts to quit.


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"My two children Max, who is 14, and Ria, 12, have been bugging me to stop for some time so I'm doing it for them.

"I'm going to get help from Camquit and I'm confident I'll be successful this time."

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He added: "With my role on the council I should really try to live a healthy lifestyle.

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