Stoptober 2015 launched by Public Health England


20 / 9 / 2015 9.55am

Public Health England has launched Stoptober 2015.

Sign up now to receive a ‘Break through this Stoptober’ employer toolkit which includes:

  • a calendar wallchart – for your staff to use to track their progress
  • an eight page guide - to give you inspiration of how to engage your staff and activate Stoptober in your organisation
  • editable posters - promoting the quitting support from your organisation throughout Stoptober
  • success tracker leaflets – for employees who are quitting to track every moment they win the battle with a cigarette craving
  • beat the cravings booklets – a comprehensive booklet with over activities, games and suggestions to distract them when they are feeling vulnerable, enabling them to beat those cravings. 

Second-hand smoke

This year's campaign starts on 1 October and coincides with a new law designed to protect children from the dangers of second-hand smoke. It will be illegal to smoke in a private vehicle with someone under 18 years old.

Second-hand smoke includes the smoke exhaled, plus the smoke created by the lit end of a cigarette. It is dangerous for anyone exposed to it, but children are especially vulnerable, due to;

  • breathing more rapidly
  • having less developed airways, lungs and immune systems.

Over 80 per cent of cigarette smoke is invisible, and opening windows and doors does not remove its harmful effect. So, with one less place to smoke there is one more reason to sign up to Stoptober. 

Sign up now

Stoptober encourages the nation’s eight million smokers to stop smoking for 28 days. By completing the 28 days people are five times more likely to stop for good. Over three quarters of a million people have already taken part in the nation’s biggest quit attempt since it began. Sign up now and get your free pack - please use the password Stoptober.

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