There’s still time to sign up for Stoptober, the 28-day stop smoking campaign, with smokers in Wolverhampton encouraged to take the pledge and stub out their cigarettes for the very last time.
The 28-day stop smoking challenge from Public Health England begins on Monday (1 October) and is based on research that shows that people who can stop smoking for 28 days are five times more likely to stay smokefree for good.
Quitting smoking is easier with the right support. The most successful attempts are made with a combination of quit methods, so this year Stoptober is providing a free online Personal Quit Plan, which helps smokers find the right support for them.
Options include nicotine replacement therapies such as mouth sprays, inhalators and minitabs as well as the usual patches, gum and lozenges. Pharmacists can advise on these products. E-cigarettes are also an option.
People can also get advice and support via the Stoptober app, Facebook messenger bot, daily emails and Stoptober online communities, or online self-help tools available through the national One You and Smokefree campaigns.
To take part in Stoptober, please sign up at www.nhs.uk/oneyou/be-healthier/quit-smoking/stoptober.
For more help and support to stop smoking, please visit www.wolverhampton.gov.uk/stopsmoking
Or the Be Smokefree pages on the Wolverhampton Information Network at https://bit.ly/2Q6FKes.