Lancashire Stoptober smoking campaign a success

Blackburn Citizen: Lancashire Stoptober smoking campaign a success Lancashire Stoptober smoking campaign a success

LANCASHIRE'S Stoptober campaign has been hailed as a success following the release of the latest stop-smoking figures.

The figures show that 45 per cent of people who decided to quit smoking as a result of Stoptober have now quit for four weeks or longer.

Nearly 400 people are now classed as longer-term quitters.

Stoptober was a national campaign run by Public Health England and supported locally by Lancashire County Council.

The campaign was one of the most successful ever held in the country with more than 4,300 residents making a pledge to quit.

Cabinet member for health and wellbeing at Lancashire County Council, Coun Azhar Ali, said: “I'm pleased that so many people who decided to quit with support from stop smoking services have now given up.”

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3:28pm Thu 13 Feb 14

the white witch says...

I was a smoker for over 30 years but decided to take the stoptober challenge but ended up quitting in september and now it`s been 6 months of no smoking. I would recommend quiting to anyone, your clothes and breath smells better, you save money, there is a whole lot of good things that comes out of stopping smoking. i`m well pleased with me quitting.
Motto is never stop trying to quit keep trying it will eventually happen.
I was a smoker for over 30 years but decided to take the stoptober challenge but ended up quitting in september and now it`s been 6 months of no smoking. I would recommend quiting to anyone, your clothes and breath smells better, you save money, there is a whole lot of good things that comes out of stopping smoking. i`m well pleased with me quitting. Motto is never stop trying to quit keep trying it will eventually happen. the white witch

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