Each year, Public Health England runs the Stoptober quit smoking challenge, a mass participation event where smokers are encouraged to make a quit attempt in October.
Smoking remains England’s biggest killer, causing 78,000 deaths a year. The Stoptober campaign is based on research showing that if you can stop smoking for 28 days, you are five times more likely to stay smokefree for good.
The best thing a smoker can do for their health is quit and Stoptober, the 28-day stop smoking challenge, is the perfect time to give it a go.
QuitReady, Leicestershire’s free Stop Smoking Service, is ready to help anyone who wants to ‘kick the habit’. The service offers specialist support including free stop smoking medication and E-Cigarette starter kits with follow-on nicotine liquids.
So, if you’re looking for support to quit smoking, contact the service by texting ‘ready’ to 66777, calling 0345 646 66 66 or visiting www.quitready.co.uk
You can find out more about Stoptober on the NHS One YOu website.