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Stoptober with SCC, New City Central Library in Hanley,

Written by on 15 October 2023

Free support and stop smoking aids such as patches, gum and inhalators are being made available free of charge to people in Staffordshire looking to quit smoking.

The support is being offered as part of Stoptober, the national quit smoking campaign which runs throughout October.

This year’s theme is ‘When you stop smoking good things start to happen’ and Staffordshire County Council’s Public Health team along with Everyone Health Staffordshire, are reminding people about the free help that’s available.

Paul Northcott, Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet Support Member for Public Health said: “We know that giving up smoking isn’t easy but as Stoptober reminds us, good things happen as soon as you quit.  And, as well as the good things that happen to your health, it’s also good for your wallet. The average smoker spends over £4,000 a year on smoking.


An opening date has been announced for the brand-new City Central Library which will be based at Two Smithfield.

The library, which is relocating to the Smithfield site from its previous home on Bethesda Street, will open its doors on Monday 23 October from 9am.

Cllr Jane Ashworth, Leader of Stoke-on-Trent City Council said:

“We are delighted to be opening the doors to our brand-new City Central Library at Two Smithfield.

“This space will be a magnet for families, just in time for October half term week, including the launch of a special Christmas writing competition for budding young scribes between the ages of 4-11.