SMOKERS are being encouraged to swap fags for gags across the Bognor Regis area.
A nationwide roadshow calling into Bognor will see comedians help persuade more people get involved in the campaign and share their own humorous experiences of quitting smoking or supporting others.
Professor Dame Sally Davies, chief medical officer, said: “We know the idea of giving up smoking can be daunting, but Stoptober has proved itself to be a fantastic platform for people to quit and offers all the support smokers may need to take the first step to stopping for good.
“With support from this year’s line-up of comedians we are asking anyone who wants to quit to join the thousands of others and take up the challenge and give Stoptober a go – stop smoking and start smiling.”
The Stoptober Roadshow reaches the town’s High Street on Saturday, October 11, and will run from 10am to 4pm.