It is known that if you can stop smoking for 28 days you are five times more likely to stay smokefree, and Stoptober leads smokers through a detailed step-by-step programme to help them achieve this goal.
Many famous faces, organisations and employers are supporting the stop smoking campaign and Barnsley stop smoking service wants to encourage local people to use this opportunity to quit.
Someone who quits smoking for Stoptober, and doesn’t smoke again, could gain an extra seven days of life, every 28 days, for the rest of their life.
Zoe Styring, healthy lifestyle service manager, said, “We’d like to encourage all smokers in Barnsley to take up the challenge, and if they can stop for 28 days they’re 5 times more likely to quit for good! But they’re not on their own. There’s lots of free help available on the national Stoptober website and our service is here to help people quit smoking in Stoptober and beyond!”
Stoptober provides smokers with a range of free support including a new stop smoking pack, a 28-day mobile phone app and text support with daily updates and quitting advice, detailed tools and tips for coping, as well as the encouragement and support from thousands of people quitting together through Stoptober social media.
Stoptober 2013 starts on Tuesday 1st October and runs for 28 days. For more information and to join the biggest stop smoking challenge of its kind visit smokefree.nhs.uk/Stoptober
If you live in Barnsley and would like to know more about this free service contact the specialist stop smoking service on 01226 737077 or visit www.stopsmokingbarnsley.nhs.uk