Help available to quit smoking

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Help available to quit smoking

First for Wellbeing has launched its Stoptober campaign  in Northamptonshire.

The campaign runs from mid-September to the end of October, and is part of the country’s 28-day mass quit attempt from Public Health England which encourages people to quit together for a month in an attempt to quit for good.

New data published today in a University College of London (UCL) report shows that there has never been a better time to stop smoking with quitting success rates at their highest for at least a decade, up to 19.8% nationally for the first six months of this year, significantly higher than the average for the last 10 years (15.7%).

First for Wellbeing’s Specialist Stop Smoking service offers free advice, support and information to anyone in the county wishing to give up smoking. The service is run by professional First for Wellbeing advisors and specialists, and can be accessed from a range of locations across the county or over the phone.

First for Wellbeing will have their specialist advisors on hand in the Grosvenor Centre, Northampton, from 2nd-6th October and in Corby’s Willow Place shopping centre from 16-21st October should you wish to speak to them in person.

If you are unable to see the team out and about, you can phone them on 0300 126 5700 or online at smokefree@firstforwellbeing.co.uk where you will be able to arrange a meeting with a stop smoking specialist. (If the line is busy, leave a message and someone will return your call).

If you are a smoker looking for inspiration, look out for our stories on successful quitters throughout October, you can see a set of videos online at https://www.firstforwellbeing.co.uk/health-wellbeing/smoking/

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