Drag queens’ services have been employed by the NHS in Yorkshire to strut on to the scene and smoke out the last ill-fated pro-smoking campaigners as England goes smoke-free in less than a week.

Drag queens Precious, Miss Blanche, Portia and Danny Cher from the Birdcage nightclub in Leeds will encourage people to kick the habit and take their ‘last drag’ as this butt of contention is finally doused in the favour of healthier lungs for both active and passive smokers.

The pun is intentional and the NHS in Yorkshire has taken this glam approach to helping people smoke their last fag, by bringing on board these lovely performers who profess that the money is better spent on a number of other indulgences.

Smoking a pack of 20 will save smokers a whopping £1850, which could for example be spent on much-needed make-up to cover wrinkles that smoking has caused.

It is proven that people are four times more likely to quit and not go back, if they do not go it alone and seek help from the NHS which has already helped thousands of people to kick the habit.

If you want to take your last drag, you can speak to an adviser by calling the NHS Smoking Helpline on 0800 169 0 169. They will help you never go back.