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Successful Stoptober anti-smoking campaign returns next month

10th September 2013

Public Health England has announced details of the 2013 edition of Stoptober, the smoking cessation campaign that was successfully introduced last year.

Running throughout the month of October, the initiative encourages people to give up cigarettes for 28 days during the month, due to the fact this period of abstinence will greatly improve their chances of kicking the habit for good.

In 2012, the campaign was backed by celebrities such as Ian Wright, Kate Walsh and Gary Cockerill, with around 160,000 people having successfully completed the challenge.

It is estimated that for every 28 days a person goes smoke-free, they gain an additional seven days of life, while quitting the habit will save them 150 pounds a month and almost 2,000 pounds annually.

Chief medical officer Professor Dame Sally Davies said: "Life is precious and Stoptober is all about supporting and encouraging each other to quit – potentially adding years to your life."ADNFCR-8000103-ID-801635821-ADNFCR

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