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Cut down on alcohol and have a great start to 2013
12:00pm Sunday 6th January 2013 in News
A COUNCIL is urging people to lay off drinking in January and sign an online pledge to help give themselves a healthy start to 2013.
People are being encouraged by Wiltshire Council to stay off alcohol for at least two days a week throughout January and beyond to see the positive effects this can have.
The council wants to build on the success of Alcohol Awareness Week in November, when hundreds of residents visited roadshows and signed up to commit to two alcohol-free days each week.
This will help people in their efforts to improve their general health, lose weight and save money.
To sign a pledge and commit to not drinking alcohol for at least two days a week during January, visit wiltshire.gov.
Keith Humphries, cabinet member for public health, said: “There is no better time to launch this campaign.
“At the start of the New Year, resolutions are made and people look to improve aspects of their life.
“Staying alcohol free, even for just a few days a week in January, will be a great way for people to start the year as they mean to go on.”
Maggie Rae, corporate director of public health, said: “If people can manage to stop drinking for only one or two days a week, this will really make a difference.
“A great idea is for people to choose an alcohol-free drink and see how they get on.”