Key figures join forces to help save lives

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The leader of North Lincolnshire Council, Director of Public Health, and others have agreed to work together to help residents stop smoking and lead healthier lives.

More than 600 North Lincolnshire children begin smoking every year – many will become lifelong addicted smokers.

Today, June 5, five influential figures will sign a declaration, at the LivingWell event at the Angel in Brigg, on tobacco control that commits them to work to reduce the harm caused by smoking.

They are: Coun Liz Redfern, leader, North Lincolnshire Council; Coun Rob Waltham, chair of the council’s Health and Wellbeing Board; Simon Driver, Chief Executive, North Lincolnshire Council; Frances Cunning, Director of Public Health and Young Mayor Alex Noakes.

The Declaration includes a number of specific commitments that enable the council to lead on tobacco control to: Reduce smoking among residents and minimise health inequalities; Develop plans with partners and local communities; Support Government action at national level; Protect tobacco control work from the commercial and vested interests of the tobacco industry.

The LivingWell event is open to the public from 10am to 4pm and takes place at three locations - The Angel, The Buttercross and Market Place in Brigg.

Find out about a range of initiatives to help improve your health, including physical activity, stopping smoking, health trainers, dental education, walking your way to health, health checks and lots more.