Smokers in Teesside are being urged to give quitting a go for the launch of Stoptober as new research finds people’s chances of stopping soar if they quit with partner or friend.
Over a quarter of a million people across the country signed up to Stoptober last year with more than half making it to 28 days; this year, it is expected the campaign will welcome the millionth sign up.
By stopping smoking for 28 days you are five times more likely to stop for good.
Julia Rostron, Middlesbrough Council executive member, said: “Quitting smoking is often difficult, however, in Middlesbrough we have a fantastic support system provided by our Stop Smoking Service, along with the community support from Stoptober we hope to help make that quit attempt a little easier.”
For more information please visit www.stoptober.smokefree.nhs.uk/