Stoptober quitters urged to “keep going!”

People across Stockport joined tens of thousands in the UK who chose to turn their back on cigarettes this month in the mass 28-day stop smoking challenge, Stoptober

The new ex-smokers across Stockport are celebrating their first steps towards a healthier, smokefree life and are being encouraged by experts to keep going.

Councillor Tom McGee, Stockport Council’s Cabinet Member for Health said:

“Well done to everyone in Stockport who has taken part in Stoptober. Although Stoptober has ended there is still a wide range of support available. Our Stop smoking services provides free advice and support and is available throughout the year. Lots of people have used these services and told us that it helps them much more than going it alone, so please get in touch on 0161 474 3141 for support.”

Local GP Dr. Cath Briggs, who is also chair of NHS Stockport CCG, added:

”We know that if you are a smoker, quitting smoking is the best thing you can do for your health. If you’ve successfully managed to stay smokefree for 28 days, then well done!

“If you’ve quit for that long then all the evidence points to you being able to keep it going for good so you’ve taken a huge step towards a healthier, and wealthier, future for you and your family.

“But don’t worry if you missed Stoptober or found it difficult to stay smokefree for the month, it’s never too late to start your own quit attempt and there’s plenty of help out there for you.”

It’s never too late to quit contact START on 0161 474 3141 or email start@stockport.gov.uk
or visit https://www.healthystockport.co.uk/contact-us