A pharmacy is offering advice to smokers to help them find ways to quit the habit.

Staff at Braintree Pharmacy, in Great Square, Braintree, will be on hand today to mark No Smoking Day.

Pharmacist Sandra Aina said: “By popping into the pharmacy we can discuss your individual needs, talk through the products available to support you and offer ongoing encouragement and tailored advice to help you stop smoking for good.

“There’s no need for an appointment, people can simply walk into the pharmacy for a free private consultation.

“We also offer blood pressure and cholesterol checks which can be followed up to help chart improvement over time.”