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County Urges Stockport Smokers to Kick the Habit for Stoptober

Posted 28 September 2016   |   By Nicola Poulter

Stockport County are supporting Stockport Council and its health partners in promoting Stoptober – the 28-day quitting challenge.

County will be promoting the Stoptober campaign at its FA Cup match against Salford City FC on the 1st October (Day 1 of the Stoptober 28 day quit challenge).

Stoptober has returned with even more free motivational support including support via the Stoptober app, a daily email service and Facebook Messenger both which when cravings strike can provide instant support.

The campaign is aiming to build on the success of Stoptober in 2015, which saw 1,270 smokers in Stockport signing up to quit.

Jim Gannon, Stockport County Manager, said,

Stoptober is a great opportunity for smokers across Stockport to quit together alongside friends, family and thousands of other people in our area.  We encourage all our smoking supporters, family and friends to have a go at quitting. We want our supporters to live long and healthy lives so they can continue to enjoy watching County in the future.

Councillor Tom McGee, Stockport Council’s Executive Member for Health, said,

We are delighted that Stockport County are supporting the campaign and helping us get the message out.  If you are a smoker, quitting is the single best thing you can do for your health and wealth. With the help of the campaign’s support and motivation tools there is no better time to quit. You can also get personal support from Healthy Stockport service, your GP practice and local pharmacy which also increase your chances of quitting.

Healthy Stockport offers free support to quit smoking and can be contacted on 0161 474 3141 or stockport.start@nhs.net.

To sign-up for Stoptober, please visit www.nhs.uk/smokefree.

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