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1st October 2016

LiveWell Sutton gears up for Stoptober launch

Stoptober – the 28 day campaign from Public Health England that encourages and supports smokers across the country to quit smoking for good- returns for its fifth year from 1 October.

Stoptober is the biggest mass quit attempt in the country and is based on research that if you can stop smoking for 28 days, you are five times more likely to stay smoke free for good.

With LiveWell Sutton, there is even more support to help you quit smoking for good such as stop-smoking programmes, confidential one-to-one support, weekly drop-in sessions and a range of medication available on prescription.

Alex Russell, Health Improvement Manager for LiveWell Sutton, said: “This campaign has always been really popular with people wanting to stop smoking and provides an excellent opportunity for residents to re-evaluate their smoking habits and quit for good.”

She said: “With Stoptober and the level of support that LiveWell provides for people in the local community, there isn’t a better time to stub out those cigarettes for good. Our Stop Smoking Specialists understand how difficult this can be and, by offering flexible support to meet different healthcare needs, we can help you every step of the way.”

LiveWell offer a range of locally based services in Sutton to help you stop-smoking. You can take part in a six week stop smoking programme on a one-to-one basis.

In the 12-week programme, LiveWell will help set a quit date with you and advise you on using the right medication (products such as nicotine replacement therapy) measure your carbon monoxide readings using a simple breath test. The advisors will keep in touch with you by phone between three to six months after you quit.

LiveWell can offer you a friendly FREE chat with one of its trained Stop Smoking Specialists, who will help you to set and achieve your personal, health related goals. To book an appointment call the LiveWell team on 0208 973 3540, email them on hrch.livewell@nhs.net or use their self-referral form to enter your contact details and the LiveWell team will get in touch.