Smoking and weight advice

SMOKERS who want to quit without piling on the pounds can get advice and support at a free event.

A range of organisations will be helping people give up the habit from 1pm-4pm, on Monday, in the Stranton Centre, in Southburn Terrace, Hartlepool.

The theme of the event is quit smoking without weight gain and will have a cooking demonstration at 1.30pm.

Hartlepool Council’s health development team, the NHS smoking cessation service and Hartlepool MIND will also be present.

The event is being staged as part of the build-up to national no smoking day, which this year falls on March 9.