Stoptober Campaign Comes To Bridport Today
6:42am 29th September 2014
Smokers in Dorset are being encouraged to take part in this year's Stoptober Campaign.
The national challenge gives smokers a target of going 28 days without a cigarette during October.
Public Health Dorset is running a lunchtime information event in Bridport Bucky Doo Square today (Monday 29th September) from 12pm-2pm for anyone who wants to sign up.
Director of Public Health in Dorset, Dr David Phillips told Wessex FM;
"More than 3,000 Dorset resident per year access local stop smoking services wishing to kick the habit for good. Reduction in smoking and stopping altogether is difficult but successfully quitting will see significant health benefits that are noticeable even in that first month.
A national challenge such as Stoptober is a fantastic start on which to build a long term quit attempt so we encourage those taking up the 28 day challenge to continue their efforts and see Stoptober as their avenue to achieve quitting for good."
Evidence shows that if smokers can complete the challenge then they're five times more likely to give up for good and also saves the average smokers over £170.