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Dr Charlie Kenward, a GP at Southmead & Henbury Family Practice in Bristol.

“I was in surgery talking to a mother who was attending an appointment for her 9-year-old son. She works as a carer so I asked if she was worried about the virus. She said she was worried about catching it because she is a smoker. I asked her why not quit? She looked at her son who looked back at her and nodded. This is something all smokers can do now so that’s why I’m asking smokers to #QuitforCovid.”

She was the first person who said they would #QuitforCovid; quitting for her family, for herself, and to improve her health during the coronavirus outbreak. Her son couldn’t have looked happier.

Now people across the UK are doing the same, choosing not to smoke alone but to quit together!


The children of Dr Kenward’s patient have created some artwork to promote the campaign and support more smokers to quit.

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