Stoptober encourages smokers in Wirral to put their lungs first and quit
02 October 2020
QUITTING SUCCESS RATES HAVE RISEN TO 23% AS 1 MILLION SMOKERS HAVE QUIT SINCE THE CORONAVIRUS LOCKDOWN ACCORDING TO DATA BY ASH
Stoptober encourages smokers to put their lungs first and join over 2 million smokers who have made a quit attempt with the annual campaign
Better Health - Stoptober is back for its ninth year, to remind all smokers that now more than ever, ahead of flu season, is the time to put your lungs first, quit smoking and breathe easier, by joining the nation’s biggest quit attempt from October 1
If you are a smoker, quitting is the best thing you can do for your health and the health of those around you. Just search ‘Stoptober’ for more information and free tools to help you quit.
New data published by UCL today show that this year quitting success rates have risen from 14% to 23% (an increase of almost two thirds) with smoking prevalence among adults is at a record low of 13.9%. Data from Public Health England shows that Wirral’s successful quit rate at 4 weeks (4,848 per 100,000 smokers aged 16 and over) is considerably better than the Northwest (2,040 per 100,000) and national (1,894 per 100,000) averages, suggesting our smoking cessation services are working effectively.
Free support from local stop smoking service, ABL Wirral, is available to anyone who wants to cut out cigarettes or wants help switching to or quitting e-cigs. Call 0151 541 5656, text ABL to 60777, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.ablwirral.co.uk for more information.