BARNSLEY Council is teaming up with local healthcare partners to mark the biggest mass-quit smoking attempt in the country.

The awareness month - Stoptober - which is now in its tenth year, has helped more than two million people make a quit attempt - and those who manage to quit for 28 days are five times more likely to quit for good.

Barnsley residents are able to get help through Yorkshire Smokefree, which has more than 100 clinics in the region, and all support is completely free.

Coun Jim Andrews, cabinet spokesperson for public health, said: “Stopping smoking is the single best thing you can do to improve your health and the health of those around you.

“As part of our Healthy Barnsley ambitions, we’re proud to be coming together with partners to support Stoptober again.

“What will you start this Stoptober?

“There is lots of support available in Barnsley through the great work of NHS Yorkshire Smokefree, and I would encourage any resident taking part in Stoptober to get in touch with them if they need any help.”

Stoptober links to the Breathe 2025 campaign which hopes to see the next generation of children growing up in Barnsley as a place free from tobacco and where smoking is unusual.

More information can be found on the Yorkshire Smokefree website.