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Quit smoking this Stoptober with the right support for you 


Southwark’s 28,000 smokers are being supported to quit for good this Stoptober – with their own Personal Quit Plan.

Stoptober – the 28-day stop smoking challenge – begins on 1 October.
 
In England, 60% of smokers try to stop smoking with willpower alone, but quitting is easier with the right support, and the most successful quit attempts are made using a combination of methods.

This year, smokers will be able to use a free online Personal Quit Plan, which helps them find the right support – with options including face-to-face support, nicotine replacement therapies (such as patches, inhalers or lozenges) and e-cigarettes.
 
Stoptober also offers a range of extra free quitting support including an app, Facebook messenger, daily emails and online communities.
 
If you are a smoker, quitting is the best thing you can do for your health and those around you. It helps you:
  • feel healthier
  • save money
  • protect your family from second-hand smoke
 If you can make it 28 days smoke free, then you’re five times more likely to quit for good.
 
With quitting success rates at an all-time high, smokers are urged to become part of the movement and join the thousands this Stoptober who are determined to become smoke-free.
 
For more information on this year’s Stoptober campaign, including the Stoptober App and giving up smoking using a Personal Quit Plan, visit the Stoptober website.
 
You can also find out more about the range of stop smoking services available to residents in Southwark. Just head to the 'stopping smoking' section of our website for details.