SESSIONS aimed at people wanting to stop smoking are to start in Ferryhill.

Smoke cessation councillor Annie Pluse will be at Ferryhill Town Hall every Tuesday, starting on April 15, for nine weeks.

Mrs Pluse said: "If you feel the time is right to stop smoking, you could be like the other 126 people that have already benefited from this support in and around your local area."

The smoking cessation programme is part of the Passport to Health Quit For Life scheme, available throughout Sedgefield borough.The sessions are held between 10am and 11am, up the side stairs at the town hall in Ferryhill and it is free to join.

For more details, contact 0191-301 3813.