The popular quit-smoking campaign which calls on people to give up smoking for October is back.
- There are 1 million fewer smokers in England now than there were in 2014
- Smoking prevalence in the east of England is currently at 14.2%
The Public Health England campaign encourages people to quit by seeking expert help from stop smoking services together with stop smoking aids.
Six in ten smokers want to quit but most try to quit using willpower alone despite this being the least effective method. The most successful quit attempts use a combination of effective stop smoking support methods.
Over half (51%) of smokers who took advantage of stop smoking services and smoking aids managed to quit. The provider of the stop smoking service in Thurrock is Thurrock Healthy Lifestyle Service. Visit Thurrock Council’s website for more information.