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Smokers kick habit thanks to cig ban.

MORE than 5,000 Liverpool smokers have kicked the habit since the smoking ban was introduced a year ago today.

Figures released today show that one year on 80% of people in Merseyside say they back the law and feel it has benefited them, while smoking in the north west has fallen by more than 3%.

Andrea Crossfield, regional tobacco policy manager said: "Today is an important milestone, which marks the improvement of the health of our region.

"Smokefree England was just the start of a long journey. "Whilst one in five deaths are attributable to smoking in the north west, we must maintain all our efforts to address the issue."

And Gideon Ben-Tovim, chair of Liverpool Primary Care Trust which funds Roy Castle FagEnds said: "Since the smoking ban more and more people have contacted our advisors at Fag Ends.

"Of course with more than a hundred thousand smokers in Liverpool there is still much to do."

For more information call Roy Castle FagEnds on 0800 1952131 or log on to

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Publication:Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)
Date:Jul 1, 2008
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