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Stoptober is back for its ninth year!

Published: 28 September 2020

From: Health

Stoptober is back for its ninth year to remind all smokers that now more than ever, ahead of flu season, is the time to put your lungs first, quit smoking and breathe easier, by joining more than two million smokers in the nation’s biggest quit attempt from October 1.

Crawley Wellbeing’s team of qualified NHS smoking cessation advisors can support you with your quit attempt. The support offered includes both one-to-one ongoing behavioural support as well as access to nicotine replacement therapy. Research has identified that you are three times more likely to quit using this combination. To start your quit attempt today email Crawley Wellbeing or call on 01293 585 317. Alternatively, you can complete their secure contact form.

New data released in the UCL Smoking Toolkit Study found that compared to 2019 the proportion of smokers in England making a quit attempt has increased from 29 per cent to 35 per cent. The success rate for quit attempts has risen from 14 per cent to 23 per cent. Smoking prevalence among adults is at a record low of 13.9 per cent.

Stoptober is reminding those looking to quit this October that they are not alone, and will be joining the one million people in the UK who quit smoking during the coronavirus lockdown, according to calculations by Action on Smoking and Health (ASH), and more than two million smokers have made a quit attempt with Stoptober since the campaign launched. Public Health England has also seen the power in community and has rallied together leading UK health charities and organisations to help encourage smokers in England to give quitting a go this Stoptober.

If you are a smoker, quitting is the best thing you can do for your health and the health of those around you. Search ‘Stoptober’ online to find a range of free quitting support including the Stoptober app, Facebook messenger bot, daily emails, Stoptober online communities, expert support from local Stop Smoking Services and stop smoking aids.

This is the perfect opportunity for any smoker to quit and all the support is in place for you to make your first step today. Stoptober has supported so many people in challenging their habits and helping them make a positive and healthy change to their life.  

Cllr Chris Mullins

Cabinet member for Wellbeing

Crawley Borough Council

For more information on your local smoking support, visit the Crawley Wellbeing website.

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