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Stoptober – give up smoking in October

Give up smoking for October!

Why should we support this campaign?
·         Although numbers are falling, 13.4 % of adults in Devon smoke
·         Stopping smoking is one of the best things someone can do for their health
·         Stoptober has supported over 1.9 million people in England on their quit journey to date
·         If smokers can quit for 28 days they are 5 times more likely to quit for good
·         People are more likely to quit with the right quit plan and support
·         Smoking is a major cause of preventable death accounting for 78,000 deaths in England in 2016*
·         Around half of all life-long smokers will die prematurely*
·         ASH has estimated that each year, smoking costs England £12.6bn: this includes costs for healthcare and social care, costs to productivity, and house fires*.

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