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Kick the habit this ‘Stoptober’

Press Release   •   Sep 05, 2014 15:31 BST

Rochdale Borough Council is once again encouraging residents who smoke to engage with the upcoming ‘Stoptober’ campaign and kick the habit for 28 days.

Staff will be giving out free quit kits to anybody looking to give up smoking at a stall inside Number One Riverside on Tuesday 9 September.

Research suggests that if you can stop smoking for 28 days, you are five times more likely to stay quit.

Councillor Cecile Biant, Cabinet Member for Public Health and Regulation, said: “The Stoptober campaign represents a fantastic opportunity for residents of Rochdale borough to kick the smoking habit. On a local level, we will help those looking to quit by providing quit kits and we’ll also provide information about other stop smoking services available in the borough.”

This year’s Stoptober campaign is using comedy to engage smokers and help them through their 28-day smoke-free challenge, and stay quit for good.

Top comedians, including Al Murray and Simon Brodkin, have already thrown their weight behind the campaign.

People taking part in Stoptober will be provided with a detailed 28-day step-by-step programme to support them in their smoke-free attempt.

For more help and advice, visit: http://www.nhs.uk/smokefree

Head to rochdale.gov.uk

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