CAMQUIT is supporting Public Health England's 28-day stop smoking challenge, Stoptober, by going out into the local community to offer information, support, and advice.
The national "˜ONE YOU' Stoptober campaign, developed by Public Health England, aims to encourage smokers to quitting for good. It is based on research that if you can stop smoking for 28-days, you are five times more likely to be able to stay quit for good.
CAMQUIT, Cambridgeshire County Council's stop smoking service will be supporting the campaign locally by taking part in activities and providing information stands at public venues. Activities include specialist advisors visiting sixth form colleges, pharmacies, flu clinics and GP practices.
Stoptober itself officially runs from 01 to 28 October and provides a wide range of free quitting tools, such as smoke free app, which smokers' can download to help them quit. The Stoptober website also provides a wide range of advice and tips on how to achieve their stop smoking goal.
For more information and to join the biggest stop smoking challenge of its kind, register at http://www.camquit.nhs.uk/ or contact the CAMQUIT team on 0800 018 4304.
Claire Mead, CAMQUIT co-ordinator, said: "If you are thinking about stopping smoking, the Stoptober challenge is the right one for you. Thousands of people take part ever year and you're up to five times more likely to succeed in quitting if you get help. There are over 300 expert advisors across the county who will support and guide you with quitting. These experts based in our clinics and GP practices will also be able to support you with getting treatment medications on prescription which will increase your chances of success.
"The team of advisors are here to help you stop for good and will give you simple steps towards your goal. Register with your GP based advisor or call CAMQUIT."