Stoptober is a 28-day stop smoking challenge. We know that giving up smoking can be daunting but the evidence shoes that if a smoker can go 28 days without a cigarette, they are five times more likely to stay permanently smoke-free.
Stoptober provides smokers with a range of free tools including a stop smoking pack, a 28-day mobile phone app, text support with daily updates, quitting advice and tips for coping. If you want to kick the habit why not give it a go? Sign up free online
During Stoptober you can visit stands at the following venues for advice and support on stopping smoking:
Local stop smoking services
It is tough trying to quit and most people will need more than one attempt before they succeed. The following services have trained advisors who can support and advise you on what treatments and medications are available.
Medication is available at the price of a prescription, and free if you don’t pay for your prescriptions.
Chelmsford, Braintree or Maldon
Central Essex Community Services can put you in touch with advisers to help you stop smoking.
Colchester or Tendring
Anglian Community Enterprise provides support in over 80 locations across north Essex.
Epping Forest, Harlow and Uttlesford
South Essex Partnership Trust offers one-to-one support and group support.
Castle Point or Rochford
NHS Choices provides free help and advice to all smokers who live or work across South East.
NHS Choices - Live Well
Basildon, Billericay or Brentwood
Vitality offers advice on quitting and details about support groups.
- Tel: 0800 0778000 (free from landlines, mobile rates may apply).