Think of your own heart for Valentine's Day

By Gareth Dennison | 14/02/2017

Think of your own heart for Valentine's Day
Cllr David Roche

PUBLIC health bosses urged Rotherham folk to think of their hearts on Valentine’s Day — and quit smoking.

Cardiovascular disease is among the main causes of death and disability in the borough and stopping the habit has been identified as the best thing smokers can do to protect their hearts.

Cllr David Roche, Rotherham Borough Council’s Cabinet member for public health, said: “Smokers are three to four times more likely to quit with the help of Yorkshire Smokefree or their local NHS stop smoking service than willpower alone.

“I would like to remind smokers that they are not alone and urge smokers to get support to quit and keep their hearts healthier.”

Get help from Rotherham Yorkshire Smokefree on 01709 422444 or at

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