Stoptober, backed by Cancer Research UK (external link) and the British Heart Foundation (external link), is a 28-day quit attempt from 1 October, aimed at encouraging the nation’s 8 million smokers to give up.
If you can stop for 28 days you're five times more likely to quit for good and the Stop Smoking Service team, Quit 51 (external link), is here to support you through every step of your quitting journey. You’ll be able to access a range of free support and advice through text message, mobile app, email and Facebook.
As well as online support, if you’re a Haringey resident you can access personal support from One You Haringey (external link) on 020 8885 9095. The One You Stop Smoking Service team offers tailored 1-2-1 appointments as well as nicotine replacement therapy products (patches, gum and mouth spray).
Thousands of people will be quitting during Stoptober – if you’re a smoker thinking about quitting, this could be a great opportunity to make that change and improve your health and wealth.
To stay motivated through the full 28 days, why not also set up a JustGiving (external link) page to collect sponsorship to donate to a charity of your choice?
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- Information for this 2017 Stoptober coming soon
Visit the Stoptober website (external link) for more information on joining the challenge. Smokers interested in giving up can also ask their local pharmacist for a free support pack.