Be a win­ner with Stop­to­ber

Bath Chronicle - - NEWS -

Bath City Foot­ball fans who smoke, were en­cour­aged to take up the Stop­to­ber chal­lenge at this week­end’s home match against Hunger­ford Town. The match at Tw­er­ton Park pro­vided the backdrop to the lo­cal launch of this year’s Stop­to­ber cam­paign. Stop­to­ber is Eng­land’s 28-day stop smok­ing at­tempt and has proved hugely suc­cess­ful since its launch in 2012, driv­ing more than one mil­lion quit at­tempts to date. Fans at the week­end’s match chat­ted to the Vir­gin Care Stop Smok­ing Team about tak­ing up the Stop­to­ber chal­lenge – the team were easy to spot next to the Stop­to­ber Red Ball. They also pro­vided pre-match and half time en­ter­tain­ment with mas­cots, Big Cig and the Pig tak­ing each other on in a big show down. Dan Ball, Bath City de­fender said: “Health and fit­ness comes with the job, but we need our fans to look af­ter them­selves too. If stop­ping smok­ing means that we keep our fans cheer­ing even louder then I’m be­hind that, one hun­dred per cent.” Al­though on the de­cline 13.4 per cent of adults in Bath and North East Som­er­set smoke. Along with the health ben­e­fits, quit­ting saves the av­er­age smoker more than £228 a month.

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