Stoptober is back and is urging smokers to join in the challenge that saw over 215,000 participants take part in 2015. Visit the NHS Smokefree website to find out more.
Public Health England (PHE) is behind the campaign based on research demonstrating that the smokers were 5 times more likely to quit permanently if they achieve 28 days without smoking.
Stoptober sets clear goals, provide support and participants get to feel they are not alone in their efforts. Additionally you can hand pick from a range of tools provided including support packs, face to face consultations and a number of digital apps and services.
Official figures show that smoking in England has dropped by 37% in 30 years. The NHS is committed to seeing smoking figures drop further still.
Here are 10 ways that your health will improve if you quit smoking:
The Kick it! Stop Smoking Service for Hammersmith and Fulham offers a free 6 week one-to-one programme to help people quit smoking. The service has drop-in clinics across the borough of Hammersmith and Fulham as well as Stop Smoking Advisors based in GP Practices and Pharmacies. For more information https://www.kick-it.org.uk/