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Pupils as young as 11 get quit smoking class
YOUNG smokers are being given help to quit the habit – at school.
Pupils as young as 11 at Honywood Community Science School, Coggeshall, are being helped by school nurses and health professionals, as part of classes aimed at preparing them for the world of work.
Headteacher Simon Mason said: “In the real world of work now, there are very few places where smokers can go to smoke and the children need to understand that is the world they will be going into."
As well as getting advice on giving up smoking, pupils will be warned about the dangers of drugs and alcohol.