Stop smoking

Are you ready to take up the challenge to stop smoking for 28 days?

People joining the campaign are able to receive support from a Stoptober pack, an online and smartphone app and a 28-day text support service.

Research shows those who stop smoking for 28 days are five times more likely to stay smokefree. Stoptober will lend a hand to help smokers achieve this goal.

Smoking is the biggest cause of premature death in England and each year it accounts for over 100,000 deaths in the UK and one in two long-term smokers will die prematurely from a smoking disease.

Dame Carol Black, Chair of the Responsibility Deal’s health at work network, urged employers to get behind Stoptober in her latest blog, spelling out what’s in it for employers to help their staff stop smoking and urging them to sign up to the Responsibility Deal stop smoking pledge.

Smokers can search for ‘Stoptober’ online, or ask their local pharmacist for a free support pack.

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