SMOKERS are being urged to kick the habit this October with extra help and support from LiveWire’s Smokefree Warrington team.

Smoking remains the largest cause of preventable death in England, and LiveWire’s stop smoking service provides free specialist stop smoking support and advice to people in the Warrington area as well as supporting workplaces with to make their organisation SmokeFree.

Earlier this year the service was named by the NHS as the second best in England at helping residents to quit smoking in four weeks.

LiveWire's support and advice includes text messages, telephone and Facebook consultations, support for those in hospital as well as workplace events and sessions.

During October a number of public drop-in events have been organised across Warrington, where LiveWire staff will be on hand.

Ruth Armstrong, lifestyle officer, Lead Smoke-Free, said: "SmokeFree Warrington is trying to make it as easy as possible to access support this Stoptober.

"We are supporting a number of events across the town and we are looking forward to helping people on their journey.

"It’s a really exciting time for us and we are grateful to all our partners for their support again this year.

"For more information you can contact us on 03000 030818, visit our SmokeFree Warrington Facebook page @smokefreewarrington or text us on 07580384568."

Stoptober sessions include:

  • Monday, September 30 at Warrington Bus station: 10am to 3pm
  • Tuesday, October 1 at Fifty East- Gateway: 12.30pm to 6.00pm
  • Thursday, October 3 at Westy Children’s Centre- coffee morning: 9.00am to 10:30 am
  • Tuesday, October 8 at Alive and Well, Birchwood: 12.00pm to 2.00pm
  • Sunday, October 13 at Makers Market, Palmyra Square: 11.00am to 4.00pm
  • Thursday, October 17 at Warrington Hospital- General Wellbeing event: 11.00am to 3.00pm

Anyone wanting support to stop smoking can also visit for further information.