Smoker Geoff Spice is to spend a month on an uninhabited island in a desperate bid to quit cigarettes.

Geoff, 56 — who began smoking at 13 — will be dropped off with just a tent, food and water on tiny Sgarabhaigh in the Outer Hebrides, off the coast of Scotland.

The retired banker will have only sheep, seals and birds for company.

Geoff, who is returning to Britain after living in Montenegro, has used patches, nicotine gum and self-help books in previous attempts to quit his 30-a-day habit.

He said: "I'll miss my wife and children very much, but hope this will lead to many years of extra life with them."

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