National NHS smokefree campaign Stoptober teams up with Britain’s got Talent semi-finalists, Faces of Disco, for the 2015 mass quit smoking UK tour.
Following last year’s huge success, which saw 260,000 people in Britain quit smoking, Public Health England’s 28 days Stoptober roadshow is coming back to our cities.
Recent studies have shown that if a smoker is able to go without cigarette for 28 days, they will be five times more likely to remain smokefree.
With a smoking prevalence at 24%, Manchester welcomed the roadshow on the last weekend. Local residents gathered to enjoy the comedic dance, Faces of Disco and entertainment.
Liam Collins of Faces of Disco commented: “I used to be a smoker but stopped after I realised the damage it was doing to my health”.
“With Stoptober, individuals can get lots of support and free advice throughout their quitting journey, which can help them ditch the habit for good”.
Councillor Paul Andrews, Manchester City Council’s executive Member for Adults Health and wellbeing also added: “We want as many people as possible to give it a go and whether you’re doing it alone or as part of a joint effort with friends and family, then it is really important to get in touch with your local smoking services to take advantage of the wide range of expert advice, information and support available”.
The campaign starts on the 1st of October and will last for 28 days, if you are interested, just search ‘Stoptober’ online and sign up. Meanwhile, the roadshow is still ongoing and will be visiting the following cities soon:
Nottingham: 24th September
Southend-on Sea: 25th September
London-Croydon: 26th September
Southampton: 27th September
Plymouth: 29th September
TNT News team is sending good luck wishes to all members of our local community who will be participating in the ‘Stoptober’ campaign.
TNT Health Julien Sueres