Stoptober – the 28-day quit smoking campaign – is back

Stoptober, the 28-day stop smoking campaign from Public Health England is back and running throughout October. Stoptober has driven over 1 million quit attempts to date and is the biggest mass quit attempt in the country.

Join the thousands quitting smoking with Stoptober and get all the support you need to help you on your quit journey.  Everyone’s quitting journey is different, but with Stoptober, you won’t be on your own.

Dr David Kelly, local GP and Chair of NHS North Kirklees Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) said:

“We understand that the majority of smokers want to stop smoking, but many find the task too daunting. Stoptober provides an opportunity to inspire smokers in Kirklees to quit.”

There are lots of ways to quit and Stoptober can help you choose what works for you. You can quit using medication (including nicotine replacement therapies such as patches and gum) or e-cigarettes.

Stoptober offers a range of free support to help you including an app, daily emails, Facebook Messenger and lots of encouragement from the Stoptober online community on Facebook.

Cllr Viv Kendrick, Cabinet Member – Adults and Public Health, Kirklees Council said:

“Stopping smoking is one of the most important things you can do to improve your health and research shows that you are 4 times more likely to succeed with support and stop smoking medication.”

Dr Steve Ollerton, local GP and Clinical Leader, NHS Greater Huddersfield CCG said:

“Stopping smoking is the best thing you can do for your health and the health of those around you.  If you’re keen to become a non-smoker then Stoptober could be the answer because you’re five times more likely to be successful if you can stop for 28 days.”

Just search ‘Stoptober’ on the internet to find out more.  Further information can also be found on the Kirklees Council website www.kirklees.gov.uk 

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