Stoptober is a 28 day initiative from Public Health England Department of Health and supported by Fresh, encouraging smokers to make a quit attempt starting on October 1.
Research shows those who stop smoking for 28 days are five times more likely to stay quit. Friends, families, employers and work colleagues can also make a real difference to support people to stop for the whole of October and beyond.
Every council in the North East has backed the campaign, while some of the major regional organisations backing Stoptober include Northumbria Healthcare NHS Trust, Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust, Durham University, Newcastle University, the University of Sunderland, Greggs, International Paint, Bellway Homes, Nike, Boots, Durham and Cleveland Constabularies, South Tyneside Homes, Gentoo, Home Housing and Port of Tyne.
You will have received some stoptober materials and you can order the Stoptober toolkit free of charge to support the campaign and encourage England’s smokers to join the challenge by calling 0300 123 1019.
The order line is open Monday to Friday, from 8am to 6pm, until 28th October 2014 or whilst stocks last.
You can follow on twitter using #Stoptober (@stoptober)
You can download the #stoptober app
The Stoptober 28 day challenge!
Sign up now at https://stoptober.smokefree.nhs.uk/