Stockport backs Stoptober campaign

Stoptober, the annual National 28 day quitting challenge from Public Health England, is back for its seventh year and Stockport smokers are being encouraged to sign up.

Councillor Tom McGee, Stockport Council’s Cabinet Member for Health said “Around 14 in every 100 Stockport residents continue to smoke. We know two thirds of people who smoke want to stop and by getting the right support this improves the chance of successfully quitting. I urge all Stockport smokers to take part in the Stoptober challenge this year and to use the free online Personal Quit Plan to help them find the support that’s most suitable for them.

Dr Simon Woodworth, Medical Director and local GP said “If you are a smoker quitting is the most effective thing you can do to improve your health. Thousands of Stockport residents have used Stoptober to begin their quit attempt and locally, the START Service can guide you to additional support and advice. We know that by accessing this support you are more likely to successfully quit smoking.”

• Stoptober offers a range of support to help you including an free online Personal Quit Plan Tool, app, daily email, Facebook Messenger and encouragement from the Stoptober Online community
• To sign up to the nation’s biggest mass quit attempt, search Stoptober online
• For additional local support contact the START Service on 0161 474 3141 or email start@stockport.gov.uk or visit the Healthy Stockport website.