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RORY URGES SALFORD TO STOP
 

Star date: 14th September 2013

SALFORD CAN STOP THIS KILLER

Ex-smoker and alcoholic Rory Coleman is urging Salford people to stop smoking as part of Stopober, where everyone is asked to stop smoking for 28 days. Rory, now an extreme marathon runner, is aiming to complete 28 miles for 28 consecutive days as part of the campaign, and kicked off the challenge by rolling a giant `Stopober' wheel from Old Trafford to Salford Shopping Centre.

Full details of the campaign here…


Rory Coleman Goes Stoptober
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Helped by local army units and community groups, Rory Coleman pushed a giant four meter high wheel from Old Trafford to Salford Shopping Centre this week to kick off Stopober, when people are encouraged to quit smoking for 28 days.

To help push the campaign even further, Rory is going to run 28 miles a day for 28 consecutive days through Liverpool, Leeds, Portsmouth, Newcastle , Bristol, Birmingham, Norwich, London and Cardiff.

"This is one of the biggest challenges I have ever taken on, but it was important for me to do something to support Stoptober" says Rory "Twenty years ago I was a chain-smoking alcoholic who could barely run to the corner shop let alone a mile. To see the difference that stopping smoking has made to my life has been overwhelming and I want more people to take the first initial steps to quitting."

Stopober is an NHS campaign and there's a special website set up with support tools and tips on how to keep going cig free for 28 days.

For further details see https://stoptober.smokefree.nhs.uk/

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