Stoptober is back – are you ready for the challenge?


Stoptober is back and our NHS Yorkshire Smokefree service is ready to support the region’s smokers in their mission to become smoke-free.

Nationally, the Stoptober campaign has driven over 1 million quit attempts and is the biggest mass quit attempt in the country. Those who choose to quit with the support of their local stop smoking service are four times more likely to quit successfully.

Yorkshire Smokefree offers numerous clinics throughout Barnsley, Calderdale, Doncaster, Sheffield and Wakefield with group and one-to-one sessions plus telephone and online support.

The service offers expert help that gets results. Against a national quit rate of 52.1%, 62% of those who are helped by Yorkshire Smokefree quit.

All support is completely free and confidential and six out of 10 people who access the service go on to quit for good. Yorkshire Smokefree can support quitters with stop smoking aids, prescription medication and NRT.

Last year around 800 people signed up to use the Yorkshire Smokefree service during Stoptober and ambitions are high this year, with Stoptober themed events running at each clinic, backed by a social media campaign raising awareness of the event and the health benefits of stopping smoking.

Sue Jones, Yorkshire Smokefree Stop Smoking Specialist said:

My advice to anyone that smokes would be to join the thousands of others kicking the habit this Stoptober.  Stopping smoking is the single best thing you can do for yours and your family’s health. Yorkshire Smokefree offers FREE help to quit, with 6 out of 10 smokers successfully quitting for 4 weeks. Join the campaign and get the right help today!

There a lots of ways to quit and Stoptober can help people choose what works for them. Yorkshire Smokefree offers a range of free support to help people on their quitting journey including group and face-to-face appointments, daily emails and text alerts, Facebook Messenger and lots of encouragement from the Yorkshire Smokefree online community on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Those who use stop smoking aids and who get face-to-face support from their local stop smoking service are up to four times more likely to quit successfully.

Visit Yorkshire Smokefree’s website or call 0800 612 0011 (free from landlines) or 0330 660 1166.

Stoptober is back – are you ready for the challenge?

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