Quit smoking this Stoptober

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Stoptober is back, calling on smokers in England to join the 2.5 million others who have
made a quit attempt with the campaign since it first launched. Over 5 million adults in
England still smoke, and it remains the biggest behavioural cause of preventable illness and
death, with 64,000 deaths a year.

This year’s Stoptober mass quit attempt is as important as ever, with quitting remaining one
of the best things a smoker can do for their health. That’s why this year’s Stoptober
campaign is encouraging smokers to join the thousands of others who are committing to
quitting for the month of October – quit smoking for 28 days and you’re five times more likely
to quit for good. When you stop smoking good things start to happen – quitting will allow you
to start moving better, breathe more easily and give you more money to spend.

Stoptober offers a range of free quitting tools including: the NHS Quit Smoking app,
Facebook messenger bot, Stoptober Facebook online communities, daily emails and SMS,
and an online Personal Quit Plan tool. It provides information and advice on proven quitting
methods: the range of stop smoking aids, including further information on how vaping can
help you quit, and expert support from local Stop Smoking Services. Just search ‘Stoptober’
for more information or visit the Better Health Quit Smoking Website.