Hundreds quit the weed for Stoptober

Just Regional
Nov 4, 2013 2 mins read

Almost 300 smokers across Norfolk could benefit from improvements to their health and bank balance after committing to stub it out with NHS help.

The announcement comes as this year’s Stoptober campaign came to an end. Now in its second year, Stoptober is the national mass quit attempt, which encourages people to go smokefree for 28 days.

Latest figures show that a total of 256 people committed to quit with Smokefree Norfolk, the stop smoking service provided by Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust (NCH&C), between October 1 and 28. A further 39 people have already pledged to kick the habit from early November, after meeting with one of Smokefree Norfolk’s expert advisors in late October and planning their quit attempt and discussing the support that’s right for them.

Katie McGoldrick, NCH&C’s Smokefree Norfolk lead, said: “Our message is that it’s never too late to quit. If the time is right for you, we’re here to help!”

Anyone who has given up will notice their bank balance looking healthier, with a 20-a-day smoker saving nearly £250 a month when they quit.

For advice on giving up smoking, contact the Smokefree Norfolk team on freephone 0800 0854 113, text bfree and your name to 65000 or log on to www.smokefreenorfolk.nhs.uk.



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