A new website to help people across the county quit has been launched alongside Stoptober and soon it will offer online support to those looking to kick the habit for good.
Visit the site at http://quit4good.co.uk/
Cllr Les Caborn, Warwickshire County Council’s Portfolio Holder for Health, said: “Last year more than 1,500 Warwickshire smokers signed up to take part in Stoptober, and hopefully this year we will see even more support it.
“It is proven that you are four times more likely to quit smoking for good if you go through our Warwickshire Stop Smoking service offering free support and advice.”
Cllr Maggie O’Rourke, Warwickshire County Council’s Chair of the Adults, Health and Social Care Overview and Scrutiny Committee said: “There has never been a better time to stop smoking.
“Two-thirds of smokers say they want to quit, but only four in ten told a recent survey that they have tried in the last year. There is no doubt that quitting is tough, but it is known that people who quit do feel better very quickly.”
Evidence shows that if a smoker can go 28 days without a cigarette, they are five times more likely to stay permanently smoke-free. Quitting smoking can be a difficult process but successfully quitting has significant health, monetary and social benefits.
Stoptober is a national campaign from Public Health England andr provides smokers with a range of free tools including a new stop smoking pack, a 28-day mobile phone app, text support with daily updates, quitting advice and tips for coping, as well as the encouragement and support from thousands of people quitting together through Stoptober social media channels.