Stoptober is back for a sixth year, having driven almost a million quit attempts to date. It starts on Sunday 1 October and is based on research showing that by the time you have quit for 28 days you are five times more likely to stop for good.
Smokers across Warwickshire are being urged to take part in Stoptober – the mass quitting challenge from Public Health England starting on 1 October – and join the nearly 15 million people across the country who have already quit.
Last year’s campaign was very successful; in Warwickshire 3,963 people made the attempt to quit smoking for good and 1,681 were successful in their attempts. This year, it is hoped that even more will take up the challenge to quit smoking during October.
Cllr Les Caborn, Warwickshire County Council’s Portfolio Holder for Health, said: “The best thing a smoker can do for their health is to stop smoking. Stoptober is a great opportunity for smokers to quit for good and there is more help and support available now than ever before. Last year more than 1,600 Warwickshire smokers signed up to take part in Stoptober, and hopefully this year we will see even more.”
For more information, search ‘Stoptober’ online and choose the package of support that will help you quit for good, including details of your local stop smoking services.
Warwickshire stop smoking services provide the most effective help and support to ‘quit for good’ meaning you are four times more likely to quit for good than going it alone. Did you know that stopping smoking can reduce the risk of developing dementia? Don’t delay, visit warwickshire.gov.uk/quit4good, to find your local stop smoking service.