Stoptober returns to help Rotherham smokers stub out the habitPublished Monday, 1st October 2018
Stoptober is back for its 7th year - and Rotherham smokers are being encouraged to join in with the biggest mass quit attempt in the country.
The 28-day stop smoking challenge is based on research which shows that if you can stop smoking for 28 days you are five times more likely to quit for good.
Smokers in Rotherham can further increase their chances of quitting by accessing Get Healthy Rotherham’s FREE stop smoking service. The programme offers expert advice and support including free stop smoking medicines for people aged over 18 who live in Rotherham. Sessions are held in a range of venues across Rotherham, and telephone support is also available.
Get Healthy Rotherham Service Manager Jacqui Reddick said: “Stopping smoking is the best thing people can do for their health and it’s never too late to quit. Stoptober is a fantastic opportunity for smokers in Rotherham to begin their quit attempt and to take advantage of the free Stoptober resources including the app and online support. Rotherham quitters can also benefit from the free specialist advice and stop smoking medications provided through our smoking cessation programme - and we encourage anyone thinking about quitting to contact us to get the right support they need.”
Cllr David Roche, Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Health and Chair of the Rotherham Tobacco Alliance, added: “It’s recently been revealed that Rotherham has the highest rate of quitters in the region, so Stoptober is the ideal time to help work towards making the borough even more smoke-free with the fantastic range of support on offer to residents.
“Kicking the habit is achievable and with the support of stop smoking services and thousands of other people taking part in Stoptober across the country, there’s a good chance of successfully quitting this October, whether it’s with the expert advice from Get Healthy Rotherham, or the free Personal Quit Plan available from the Stoptober website.”
Anyone interested in stopping smoking should contact Get Healthy Rotherham.