SMOKING figures may have decreased across Warwickshire in the past year, but Warwickshire County Council, Public Health is still encouraging smokers to give quitting a go this Stoptober. Stoptober is back for the seventh time, having driven more than one million quit attempts to date. It starts tomorrow, Monday 1st October and is based on research showing that by the time you have quit for 28 days you are five times more likely to stop for good.
In the latest Director of Public Health Annual Report published earlier this month, figures released show that smoking across the county has reduced to 12.6%, down from 14.5% in the previous year. It is hoped that even more people will take up the challenge to quit smoking during October.
Cllr Les Caborn, Warwickshire County Council’s Portfolio Holder for Health, said: “It is fantastic that smoking figures across Warwickshire have decreased by almost 2%. The best thing a smoker can do for their health is to stop smoking so we would encourage as many people to consider quitting as possible. Stoptober is a great opportunity for smokers to quit for good and there is more help and support available now than ever before.”
For more information, search ‘Stoptober’ online and choose the package of support that will help you quit for good, including details of your local stop smoking services.
Warwickshire stop smoking services provide the most effective help and support all year round to ‘quit for good’ and you are four times more likely to quit for good than going it alone. Did you know that stopping smoking can reduce the risk of developing dementia? Don’t delay, visit warwickshire.gov.uk/quit4good, to find your local stop smoking service.