Stoptober – the 28-day quit smoking campaign – is back

Research has shown that if you stop smoking for 28 days you are five times more likely to quit for good.

During Stoptober England’s seven million smokers are being encouraged to take part in this year’s campaign, starting on 1 October.

The Stoptober website will help you start your quitting journey with a range of free and proven support available for 28 days and beyond. Stoptober is here to help you, from the app, email and social media support including Facebook Messenger, to more information about the expert face to face support that the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Stop Smoking Service can offer.  There is also information on the different types of stop smoking aids available to you; including patches and vaping.

Everyone’s quitting journey is different, but you will not be alone. Nearly a million people have taken part since Stoptober began five years ago, so join in with the biggest stop smoking challenge of its kind, search Stoptober and find the right support for you.

Sarah Roberts Lead Stop Smoking Advisor for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly Stop Smoking Service said: “The best way to quit is with face to face support and we have advisors all across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly on hand to help you. We’re a vaping friendly service and we’re happy to support you using them as a way to quit for good. Even if you haven’t been successful in the past, this is the perfect opportunity to try again”

For face to face support and advice in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly go online and visit www.healthpromcornwall.org call 01209 313419 or search Cornwall Stop Smoking Service on Facebook and Twitter.

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