This year marks Stoptober’s 10-year anniversary. Over the years, Stoptober has helped more than two million people attempt to quit smoking. This year, the campaign is celebrating these individuals and inspiring the current six million smokers in England to give quitting a go.
Stoptober is the annual campaign under Public Health England’s umbrella brand Better Health. Based on research that if smokers make it to 28 days smoke-free, they are five times more likely to quit for good. Since its launch, Stoptober has driven over 2.3 million quit attempts and is the biggest mass participation quit attempt in the country.
When you stop smoking, you start doing so much more, from moving better to saving money, and being able to breathe more easily. This year Tower Hamlets Council is encouraging smokers in Tower Hamlets to get these benefits and join with thousands of others who are making a quit attempt during October.
Stopping smoking is the best way for smokers and tobacco users to improve their quality of life. The benefits of stopping can be felt straight away!
Over 900 people quit smoking in Tower Hamlets last year with the borough’s local stop smoking services.
You can get free support and information about quitting smoking by contacting your local stop smoking service Quit Right Tower Hamlets.