Stop smoking advice is in store for shoppers

Shoppers can get free expert advice on quitting smoking when they visit Asda supermarket at FossePark.

Heath improvement officers will be available for drop in sessions at the store’s pharmacy on Wednesdays from 4.30pm – 6.30pm.

Carbon monoxide breath tests, information on different treatments and a range of prescriptions including nicotine replacements such as patches and gum will be available.

Councillor David Jennings, health and community services portfolio holder at the Council said:

“For people who smoke, quitting is the most important thing they can do to increase their chances of living a long and healthy life. Having the right support and information can make giving up so much easier.”

The sessions are being run by Blaby District Council in partnership with the NHS and Asda.

To contact the stop smoking service call 0845 045 2828.


Woman fined for throwing cigarette from car

A smoker who threw a cigarette butt out her car window has been fined £100.

Civil enforcement officers saw Katy Ann Green throwing the litter from her vehicle as she travelled along Narborough Road towards Junction 21 on April 12 this year.

Green, of Ibbetson Avenue, Glenfield, was sent a £75 fixed penalty notice from Blaby District Council but failed to pay or respond.

She was summoned to Leicester Magistrates Court on July 22 and fined in her absence under the Environmental Protection Act 1990.

Councillor Guy Jackson, Regulatory Services Portfolio Holder at the Council said:

“We take littering very seriously and want to make Blaby district as clean and pleasant as possible so we will continue to use fixed penalty notices and other powers to make people think twice before throwing rubbish around.”

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