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Stoptober - 28 day challenge to help you stop smoking

on Sun, 01/10/2017 - 9:16pm

Stoptober is a campaign dedicated to encouraging people to quit smoking.  

Million of people in England still smoke and it remains the nation’s biggest killer, with half of long-term smokers dying prematurely from a smoking-related disease. Research shows that those who stop smoking for 28 days are five times more likely to stay smokefree and Stoptober’s ambition is to help smokers achieve that goal.

All the support you need to quit - from a free app and daily emails, to face-to-face expert support and much more – there is loads of support to help you quit, so choose the combination that's right for you.

Why would this work when other quit smoking strategies have failed?

Stoptober is all about supporting and encouraging each other to quit and it maintains momentum. You get a surge of people quitting on New Year’s Day and in March on No Smoking day but then there's a void. Stoptober plugs that gap and because it's a mass participation event those taking place know they're not alone.

What are the benefits to stopping smoking?

According to this year's Stoptober campaign, new research based on smokers in the US shows someone who quits smoking for 28 days, and doesn’t smoke again, could gain an extra week of life, every 28 days, for the rest of their life.

Those who quit will also experience physical improvements including a better sense of smell, taste and more energy.

Longer term, those who stop smoking reduce their risk of heart disease and lung cancer as well as protecting those around them from secondhand smoke.

Along with the health benefits, stopping will save the average smoker over £150 a month and almost £2,000 a year, based on £7.77 for a packet of cigarettes and an average daily consumption of 13 manufactured cigarettes per smoker. During last year’s Stoptober campaign, the organisers say £25 million was saved by the 160,000 people not buying cigarettes.

What are you waiting for?

Stoptober starts on 1st October and runs for 28 days. It could be the first step to a longer and healthier life.  You can get more information online:-