Stoptober is back and the Public Health Agency (PHA) is supporting the campaign by urging all smokers to take part in the 28 day stop smoking challenge during October, as smokers who give up their habit for four weeks are five times more likely to stop for good.
Gerry Bleakney, Strategic Lead for Tobacco Control with the PHA, said a month can make the difference:
“Stopping smoking is the single most important thing you can do for your health, so Stoptober is the perfect opportunity to give up your habit and enjoy both the health and financial benefits that stopping will bring.
“People who go without smoking for 28 days are five times more likely to stop for good, so use Stoptober as the first step on your path to better health.”
During the month of October the PHA’s ‘Make them proud’ and ‘Stop for good’ stop smoking ads will be run on television to coincide with the Stoptober campaign.