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PHE encourages smokers to ‘find their best way to quit’ this Stoptober

3rd October 2019 | By Liz Mattock | Posted in

Leicester City CCG is supporting this year’s quit smoking campaign ‘Stoptober’ from Public Health England.

New to this year, Public Health England’s Stoptober campaign is offering a free online ‘Personal Quit Plan’ to help smokers find the right stop smoking support for them. The online plan asks a number of questions and provides smokers with a suggested combination of support based on their level of tobacco dependency and what quitting support they have used previously. Smokers will be advised that nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) products are most effective when used in combination – an all-day patch together with a fast-acting option such as an inhaler or lozenges to help them deal with any immediate cravings.

Stoptober is based on research that if you can make it to 28 days smokefree, you are five times more likely to quit for good. The new Personal Quit Plan will recommend a range of options to smokers including face-to-face support, nicotine replacement therapies like patches, gum or inhalers, and e-cigarettes.

Search ‘Stoptober’ to use the Personal Quit Plan and to find out about the range of free and proven support available to help kickstart your quit journey. And don’t worry if you didn’t start on the 1st – it’s never too late.

From today you can visit: https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou and download your personalised quit plan to your phone. You can log on anytime and anywhere you need it. It works for you and fits in with your lifestyle.

And you can always ask for support and advice from you local stop smoking team: https://www.leicester.gov.uk/health-and-social-care/public-health/get-help-to-stop-smoking/

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