COMMENT - Quit now

ANYBODY who decided to try and give up smoking last month should be given praise and I hope that as many of the 136 who attempted it with Wigan’s Stop Smoking Team were successful.

However, 136 people is not a great amount and unless more smokers kick the habit, Wigan’s health budgets face a great strain in the years ahead.

It is high time smokers saved themselves a few quid as well as the borough’s health service and gave up smoking.

While it can be difficult and daunting ringing the team, it is not as bad as you think and you’re four times more likely to quit with their help.