Stoptober 2016

30 September 2016

Written by: Public Health Commissioning team

Council statements and updates - Health and Wellbeing

Based on research, if you stop smoking for 28-days you are five times more likely to quit for good. Take part in this year’s Stoptober campaign from 1 October.

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Stoptober 2016

Support Available

Visit the Stoptober website to find out about a range of free and proven support available to help you start your quitting journey for 28 days and beyond. There are a range of support tools available to you – from an app, email and social media support (including Facebook Messenger), to more information about the expert face to face support that your local Stop Smoking Service can offer, as well as information on the different types of stop smoking aids available to you; including medicines and e-cigarettes – Stoptober is here to help you.

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.

Local Services

If you need more support why not get expert face to face support from your local Stop Smoking Service (LSSS). They can offer you weekly free behavioural support and different types of stop smoking medications to help keep you stopped

LSSS offers Stop Smoking clinics at a range of locations across the borough, including Pavilion Health Centre, Stockwell Community Centre and Mosaic Clubhouse.

To find out more, call 0800 856 3409 or 020 3049 5186 or text 2QUIT to 80800′

You can also visit your local GP or Pharmacy and they too can provide you with the right support you need to be able to quit, free of charge.