Stub it out during Stoptober
thousands quit smoking for 28 days with Stoptober starting on Saturday 1 October.
By joining in with
the 28-day national quit attempt, smokers can access a range of free support
including email, app and Facebook Messenger - all providing information, advice
and daily tips to help them through the month.
is supporting the NHS campaign,
which to date has encouraged nearly a million people to sign up to 28 days
smoke-free. Local GP and Chair of Wandsworth Clinical Commissioning Group, Dr Charlotte
Levitt, said: “By making it to 28 days smoke-free, people are five times more
likely to quit for good. During Stoptober everyone quits together, supported by
employers, communities, charities and other partners, as well as encouraging
each other via the Facebook page.”
The aim of Stoptober is to encourage smokers to take that all-important
first step towards a smoke free life – whether their attempt is for the first
time or the latest of many. Dr Charlotte Levitt said: “Quitting is
the best thing you'll ever do, and Stoptober is the right time to do it. Your
health, your family and your wallet will all thank you for it!”
If you think that
Stoptober is the right time to stop smoking, there is plenty of advice and free
support to help you stop for good.
smoking is available in Wandsworth from GPs and
pharmacies, while the NHS Smokefree website provides a smartphone app, free Quit
Kit, and email and text messages to keep your quit attempt on track. NHS advisers
are also available on the phone, call 0300 123 1044, or via the NHS webchat
run by Public Health England, and was launched in 2012.