A David Beckham lookalike will be appearing in Enfield today at an event to help people give up smoking.
But the visitor will show appearances can be deceptive when he demonstrates his football skills as part of a humourous event to help people quit.
This year's Stoptober will focus on comedy as a way of deterring people and the show today outside Marks and Spencer, in Enfield Town’s palace gardens shopping centre, is one of many events taking place.
As well as Beckham’s double, a magician and balloon sculptor will also be on display.
Councillor Rohini Simbodyal, cabinet member for culture, sport, youth and public health, who will be supporting the event, said: “Smoking is a serious health concern and the greatest preventable cause of death and disability in the borough.
“There are lots of ways that Enfield’s Stop Smoking service can help our residents quit, with different replacement therapies, coping tools and moral support, and all of this is free.
“I would urge everyone who is thinking about stopping smoking to give it a go for Stoptober, and seek help because research shows you are four times more likely to quit with this extra support than stopping on your own."
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