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Quit smoking this Stoptober

Published: 25 September 2019

Derbyshire smokers are being urged to quit for 28 days and see the difference that it can make.

1 October 2019 sees the launch of this year’s Stoptober challenge. The annual campaign, run by Public Health England, attracts thousands of people keen to quit.

Our Cabinet Member for Health and Communities Councillor Carol Hart said: 

“Smoking remains one of the biggest causes of preventable illness and premature death in Derbyshire.

“If you’re thinking of quitting smoking, Stoptober is a great opportunity to sign-up with thousands of other people who are keen to quit.”

Research shows that you’re 4 times more likely to quit with your local stop smoking service.

Our Live Life Better Derbyshire team will be holding a series of drop-in stop smoking information and support events throughout October. You don't need an appointment to take part.

Derbyshire has seen a reduction in estimated adult smoking from 20.5% in 2010 to 15.1% in 2017.

Cllr Hart added:

“We’re pleased to see that the number of people smoking in Derbyshire continues to decrease and we’ll continue to support people who want to quit.

“We are working hard in Derbyshire to help reduce the harmful effects of smoking and our Live Life Better Derbyshire healthy lifestyles services offers free help and support to people who want to quit for good.”

Live Life Better Derbyshire also offers the option of booking into dedicated stop smoking clinics across Derbyshire.

Find out more information, and where to find your nearest clinic.

You will then need to book onto your chosen clinic by calling Live Life Better Derbyshire. Tel: 0800 085 2299 or 01629 538200.