Join the Stoptober Challenge this October!
The Stoptober challenge returns in October. The 28-day stop smoking challenge saw nearly a quarter of a million people in England and Wales sign up to Stoptober last year, pledging to stop smoking for 28 days.
Research shows that people who stop smoking for 28 days are five times more like to quit for good. The mass 28-day challenge is an opportunity for smokers to take the first steps toward better health and save money in the process.
The average smoker has 13 cigarettes a day, which equates to 364 cigarettes every 4 weeks. Stopping for the Stoptober challenge will save them £141 each over 4 weeks, and if they remain Smokefree, up to £1,696 in a year.
Local GP Dr Adrian McLachlan, Chair of NHS Lambeth Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), said:
“If you're a smoker, taking action to stop smoking is the single most important step you can take to protect your health. Diseases like throat cancer, mouth cancer, bladder cancer, lung cancer, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, and heart disease are all caused by smoking. Your local NHS offers free and confidential support to help you quit. Make an appointment with your GP this month,
it’s never too late to give up, and you are four times more likely to stay smokefree with our help.”
Sign up to the Stoptober challenge and receive your free support pack.
Free local support to help you quit smoking:
Pharmacies in Lambeth also provide services to help you stop smoking. Click here to find your local pharmacy. Lambeth community stop smoking service also accepts referrals for people who live, work or study in Lambeth. Click here for more information.