Smokers are being encouraged to stub out their cigarettes this Stoptober – and make good things happen.

The annual Stoptober campaign is calling on smokers in Wolverhampton to join the millions of people across England who have made a quit attempt since Stoptober launched over a decade ago. 

This year’s 28 day Stoptober campaign begins on Sunday (1 October, 2023), with research showing that people who can stop smoking for 4 weeks are 5 times more likely to stay smoke free for good.

John Denley, Wolverhampton’s Director of Public Health, said: “Stopping smoking is the best thing you can do for your health and the health of those around you, on both a short term and long term basis.

“When you stop smoking, good things start to happen — you can begin to see almost immediate improvements to your health.

“So this October, join the thousands of smokers committing to quitting. Stop smoking for 28 days and you're 5 times more likely to give up for good.

“It's much easier to stop smoking when you get the right support and there are lots of options to choose from.”

Stoptober offers a range of free quitting tools including the free NHS Quit Smoking app, available from the App Store and Google Play, which allows you to track your progress, get daily support and see how much money you are saving.

There is also a Quit Smoking Support Group on Facebook, or you can sign up for daily email support.

Alternatively, you can drop into the Health Hub in the Mander Centre, Upper Mall, opposite Ryman on Friday (29 September) from 10am to 3pm for advice.

For more information visit Stoptober. For more help and support to stop smoking, please visit Quit Smoking.