Sheffield stop smoking service supporting the Stoptober challenge


StoptoberLogoStoptober-England’s mass 28 day stop smoking attempt – is back following its huge success last year which saw 160,000 people complete the challenge.

During October, Sheffield stop smoking service, which is provided by South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, is encouraging smokers throughout Sheffield to take part.

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 Sheffield stop smoking service wants to encourage local people to use this opportunity to quit.

Claire Holden, service manager said, “Those undertaking the 28 day challenge are five times more likely to stay smokefree. As well as the financial benefits of stopping smoking, 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. Our service is on hand to help anybody who chooses to take on the Stoptober challenge and we encourage all smokers in Sheffield to take the opportunity to get involved.”

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

For advice and support on stopping smoking in Sheffield, contact the Sheffield Stop Smoking Service helpline free on 0800 068 4490, visit their website or call into the Quit-Stop at 39 Charles Street, just off Pinstone Street, only 2 minutes walk from the Town Hall.

Sheffield stop smoking service supporting the Stoptober challenge

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