Stoptober, the 28-day stop smoking campaign from Public Health England (PHE), was launched on 20th September 2018. The campaign, which encourages smokers to quit from 1st October 2018, is based on research that if a smoker can stop smoking for 28 days, they are five times more likely to be able to quit smoking for good.
Stoptober encourages smokers to find the most suitable support for them rather than trying to go ‘cold turkey’ and there is a range of free support to help people on their quitting journey, including an app, daily emails, Facebook messenger and lots of encouragement from the Stoptober online community on Facebook.
Will you be joining in the Stoptober campaign this year? We will!