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Stoptober campaign will encourage smokers to quit for 28 days

From:Department of HealthHistory:Published 8 September 2012 Part of:Reducing smoking and Public health

Smokers are being asked to give up for 28 days in the first ever mass quit attempt launched today by Chief Medical Officer Sally Davies.


The innovative campaign, Stoptober, is backed by Cancer Research UK and the British Heart Foundation, and is the first 28-day quit attempt of its kind to encourage the nation’s 8 million smokers to give up.

People who stop smoking for 28 days are 5 times more likely to stay smokefree, so smokers who sign up will be given support and encouragement throughout the month.

They will be able to download the Stoptober app (available free from the Smokefree website) and access the Smokefree Facebook page where they will get additional tips and advice. They will also get a daily message providing additional support and encouragement throughout the month.

Smokers interested in giving up can search for ‘Stoptober’ online, or ask their local pharmacist for a free support pack. Smoking remains the biggest cause of premature death in England and is responsible for the loss of more than 100,000 lives in the UK every year.

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  • Nice one Jillygirl :) :)

    This shows everybody what can happen to each and all of us, if we carry on smoking :o

  • Hi Jilly, that's a great reminder to us all why we chose to stop smoking and looking at those pictures should stop us ever wanting one again, thanks :) x

  • I had gum disease at an early age and lost all of my top teeth at just 42!! I know now that it was the smoking that did it . Just wish I'd managed to quit earlier.So, for anyone thinking of trying the Stoptober challenge,set your quit date now,put your stop plan into place (get your NRT,wrote down your reasons for stopping,get a jar ready for your savings & save this site onto favourites so you can jump in anytime) & stop thinking about it and just DO IT.

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