Stoptober 2017

Stoptober is back and this year its bigger than ever before in Brighton & Hove.

Now in its sixth year, Stoptober is the 28-day stop smoking challenge that rallies smokers to attempt to quit at the same time. More than 1 million people have used Stoptober to help them quit. Research shows that if you can stop smoking for 28-days, you are five times more likely to stay smoke free for good.

Smoking rate in Brighton & Hove are declining but they still remain higher than the English average. Tobacco remains the number one killer in England, and on average 7 people die every week in Brighton & Hove from smoking related illnesses.

However, in the last four years over 10,000 smokers have quit in Brighton & Hove using local stop smoking services.

Why Stop?

During Stoptober there are many people attempting to quit for good, so why not all quit together and be apart of the biggest mass quit attempt in the country? Here are more reasons why you should give up this October...

Feel Healthier. Quitting can help improve your health straight away, no matter how long you've been smoking for.

Quids In. You'll have more money in your pocket. If you smoke a packet a day, you could save £250 a month.

Protect Your Family. Protect your loved ones from second hand smoke, reduce their chances of asthma, meningitis, and even some cancers.

There are lots of ways to stop smoking and Stoptober can help you find what works best for you. Here are the most popular ways you can attempt to give up...

E-Cigarettes

If you're attempting to quit this October, why not use an E-cigarette to support you? Not only are they 95% safer than actual cigarettes, they are by far the most popular method of quitting in England. People who combine support from stop smoking services and use e-cigarettes as a quit aid end up having some of the highest success rates! E-cigarettes are a great way to help combat nicotine cravings and carry a fraction of the risk of cigarettes. Speak to your GP, pharmacist or any stop smoking services and find out if it is right for you.

Stop Smoking Medicines

From nicotine replacement therapies - like patches, gum and inhalers - to prescription tablets, there are loads of options to help with cravings. They have been used by millions of smokers to help them quit and can double your chances of stopping smoking successfully. Different types of stop smoking medicines work better for different people. Speak to your pharmacist, GP or local stop smoking service to find out what's best for you.

Face-To-Face Support

Get expert one-to-one support from local stop smoking services. Nine out of 10 people who've used local stop smoking services would recommend it as a way to quit. With help of professionals, experts and ex-smokers, you're four times more likely to successfully quit smoking. Prescription costs will apply for stop smoking medication although it’s still cheaper than buying it over the counter.

Find a Stop Smoking Service in Brighton & Hove

With more quitting options and the use of plain packaging there's never been a better time to quit. Find your nearest pharmacy, GP or health trainer offering stop smoking services or call 01273 296877.

Andrew's Story

Andrew Pratt from Bevendean, a former heavy smoker, has said his "children are really proud" after he and his partner quit smoking. Hear his story below...

 

Remember, stopping smoking is the best thing you can do for your health and the health of those around you. You will see the benefits quickly.

Weather

  • Wed

    16°C

  • Thu

    17°C

  • Fri

    15°C

  • Sat

    16°C

  • Sun

    14°C

Featured

  • Winter Is Coming...

    We're challenging our on-air team to make the most of cold winter where we live

  • Nothin' But Noughty Nineties

    Weekdays from 9 the Juice Breakfast team play 'Nothin' But Noughty Nineties'! Want to request a song? Go right ahead...

  • Stoptober 2017

    Stoptober is back and this year its bigger than ever before in Brighton & Hove.

  • Spirit Of The City

    The initiative that gives not-for-profit organisations exposure on the radio.

Win With Juice

Recently Played

Traffic

  • Dyke Road - Brighton, East Sussex

    Heavy traffic on Dyke Road around Old Shoreham Road.

  • A23 London Road - Brighton, East Sussex

    Heavy traffic on A23 London Road Northbound before A270 Viaduct Road (Preston Circus).

  • A27 - Lewes, East Sussex

    A27 Eastbound busy but moving from Falmer to Ashcombe Roundabout, Lewes.