Cricketers' bid to stump out smoking
Cricketers and health professionals are hoping to bowl folk over in a joint campaign to stump out smoking.
NHS Rotherham and the Rotherham Indoor Cricket League have come together to promote the benefits of being smoke-free.
Members of the league will compete wearing Smokefree Rotherham-branded kit and give out information about the risks of smoking and how to quit.
During last year’s competition, the organisers were concerned at how many players were taking cigarette breaks and vowed to raise awareness of the need to quit during this season.
This is the league’s second season, with eight teams competing in an 18-week round-robin style tournament.
Each team has six players aged between 16 and 30 which is the age group with the highest smoking rates nationally.
At matches, players and supporters will be able to access information about the risks of smoking and where they can go for NHS support to quit.
The league organisers have also invited Rotherham NHS Stop Smoking Service to talk about what they do.
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