With colder weather and the flu season just around the corner, smokers within the Borough are being asked to take up the 28-day Stoptober challenge.

More than two million people nationally have attempted to stop smoking during the month of October since the campaign was launched in 2012.

Smoking damages the lungs as well as harming your immune system, leaving you more vulnerable to the flu and other respiratory infections with severe symptoms.

So, are you ready for the challenge?

Many people attempt to quit using willpower alone but there are lots of handy tips and tools available if you’re taking on the Stoptober challenge:

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