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Stoptober: NELFT Stop Smoking service runs events in Redbridge

NELFT is supporting the Stoptober campaign for a sixth consecutive year and encouraging staff and residents in Redbridge to quit for good. Events started on Monday 25 September and are taking place across Redbridge.

What is Stoptober?

Launched in 2012, Stoptober is the 28-day stop smoking challenge that encourages and supports smokers across England towards quitting for good. Stoptober is based on the insight that if you can stop smoking for 28-days, you are five times more likely to be able to stay quit for good. The campaign chunks down the quitting process, presents it as a more manageable 28 days and rallies people around a specific date to get started.

Stoptober encourages as many smokers as possible to prepare to quit from October 1 by taking part in the campaign and utilising the range of free resources and support available.

New data published this month in a University College of London (UCL) report shows quitting success rates at their highest for at least a decade, up to 19.8% for the first six months of this year, significantly higher than the average for the last 10 years (15.7%).

The overarching objective is to trigger significant numbers of quit attempts, by increasing motivation to quit and providing products to make this quitting easier.

What help is available?

Staff from local NELFT Stop Smoking Service will be available at:

Ilford High Road (outside Waterstones) between 11am-3pm from October 3-7 and October 10-14

to give free advice and support to anyone who wishes to stop smoking.

Free Stoptober packs, CO and lung age testing will be available on the day.

You can also call NELFT Stop Smoking Service on 0800 032 01 02 for further information.

Alternatively by searching ‘Stoptober’ online, you can find the right quitting method for you. Support includes the app, email and social media support including Facebook Messenger.

As well as the events at Ilford High Road, the following events are taking place:

 

Other Stoptober Events

Wed 04/10/2017

King George Hospital Main Atrium

10am-1pm

Mon 09/10/2017

Goodmayes Hospital Sunflower court

11am-1pm

Mon 09/10/2017

Lynton House Reception (IG1 1NJ)

11am-2pm

For more on the NELFT Stop Smoking Service in Redbridge visit:
http://www.nelft.nhs.uk/services-rbwf-stop-smoking

Redbridge team