Stoptober was launched in England in 2012 and was the first event of mass quit attempt ever. This was to encourage smokers to stop smoking for 28 days. The 28 day period was chosen as evidence suggested you are 5 times more likely to quit for good if you stop smoking for 4 weeks.
The Stoptober campaign was very successful, prompting more quit attempts than other recent smoking campaigns and a high percentage of successful quits. 85% of people who registered made a quit attempt, and 61% lasted 4 weeks or more.
This year, Wales will also be supporting this campaign, which will start on Monday 9 September 2013. People will be able to register for their Stoptober quit pack from 9th September – giving them plenty of time to receive their pack and prepare for their quit attempt in October.
Smokers wishing to make a quit attempt will be directed to the Stoptober website (www.smokefree.nhs.uk/stoptober), to register and will receive their quit packs shortly. Quit packs and other free support will only be available to order through the Stoptober website/app and will not be available locally.
What we would like you to do (two little things):
1. Raise awareness of Stoptober. If you are interested in displaying posters to promote the campaign, please contact Anna Morgan (Anna.Morgan3@wales.nhs.uk or 01685 351446).
2. Encourage smokers wishing to make a quit attempt, to register with the Stoptober website/app to order their 28 day step-by-step support programme.
You can also access help to quit smoking through Hypnotherapy Directory –
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